“In recent times, travel has become that of a dream. A distant dream that seems to be getting closer, yet further, the longer we are dragged through this episode of loss and isolation.”
Elliott Stilburn‘s book Momento takes readers on a visual tour, depicting two sides to the story of travel. One highlighting the sheer beauty and absolute freedom of travel, and another showing a limited perspective from one room, as the photographer spends his life inside.
Stilburn shows this contrast through photographs taken during the pandemic, combined with found images from his father’s European travels in the 1980s. Similarities in forms, colour and scale are shown in some of the spreads as Stilburn begins to appreciate the things that surround him.