Monday, 21 June 2010

Christina Kernohan, Gammel Butikken

Edinburgh based photographer Christina Kernohan travelled to a remote Norwegian Island, deep in the arctic circle to take photographs of this abandoned store house, or in Norwegian; gammel butikken (as the collection is titled).
These buildings were used to store everything from medical supplies, to fishing nets, to porcelain and coffins as the islands had no bridges or connective tunnels until the 1980's. They were vital to the communities living there. Once, the epicentre of the island, this unit now sits untouched, alone in the landscape open to the elements.
These beautiful photographs are currently on show, and are available to purchase, at The Saint in Stockbridge.
The light is just is that blue backdrop. Abandoned objects and spaces are such a fantastic thought provoking subject. Every image tells a different story...

The exhibition has gone down very well in The Saint with the diners & drinkers; but unfortunately they'll be making way for another artist's work very soon so I recommend you get down to St. Stephen Street for a look...

Many thanks to the lovely Christina for the images.


  1. Like them and might just pop along - think my legs might just make it!

  2. wow i love these images, they make me feel a bit sad though. very evocative! i want x


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