A Celebration of Norway
Wooden buildings painted and unpainted, crafted details, expansive rugged landscapes, boathouses dotting the shoreline collectively define the unique qualities and beauty of Norway. On a trip with three generatiions of my family to visit three generatiions of Norwegian relatives, I traveled from Oslo to Bergen to Trondheim and up the coast to Kirkenes. I used my camera as a sketch pad, recording the many experiences I encountered. The resulting composite photographs represent the many aspects of the country that I found throughout Norway. Spanning centuries, there is a continuity of the Nordic aesthetic that has to do with the quality of light and exposure to weather.
Combining several photographs into one image enables me to tell a more comprehensive story than with a single photograph. I look for details that help define similar subjects and look for the unusual in the ordinary
Much of Trelawney Goodell’s recent photography has centered around travels and everyday experiences with family. Her approach to photography, as both graphic and narrative, is influenced by her many years as an art director, developing visual materials for young children. Her publishing experience, focused on visual literacy, has had an impact on how she approaches her photography Trelawney photographs familiar subjects and presents them in a unique way. She often creates photomontages and triptychs which combine multiple images into a single visual statement to tell a broader story.
Goodell has exhibited her photographs in three juried solo shows at the Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA. A recent show, “A Salute to the Colors”, celebrated the Patriots’ Day Parade during Lexington’s 300th year celebration. Group exhibitions include the School of the Museum of Fine Arts alumnae shows, the Photography Atelier at Lesley University, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA. Her photographs have also been in a number of juried group shows in Lexington. Trelawney’s work is in many private collections nationally.
Goodell majored in art at Connecticut College and graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a major in fine art print-making. She has studied photography at Lesley University and the Griffin Museum of Photography and taken courses in digital imaging and web design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
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