Coalville Photographed by Graham Ellis: A series of short films and photographs by Christopher Mear
Self published edition of 25
At first glance, the cover of this book gives little detail as to what might be found within the pages. A series of eight QR codes are neatly arranged above the title suggesting, perhaps, that this book contains a cold, technological study of something, well, cold and technology based. The reality is quite different.
Horizontal lines, steps into the unknown, and a steady pace of one foot in front of the other are visual and physiological elements of the photographs in this series. The viewer embarks on their own journey as they are placed in the position of the maker, treading carefully through the landscape with a clear message to gently roam onwards and upwards. The horizontal panoramic orientation of Seller’s prints primarily provide a lofty transcendental lift as the visuals combine with the philosophical, softly encouraging the gaze and the mind towards an elevated state of being.