American Director Claire Cottrell Reveals the Roots Connecting Femininity and Space

Claire Cottrell’s work occupies the liminal space somewhere between the warmth of flesh and the sterility of concrete.

Her photographs explore the relationship between women and their surroundings with a focus squarely on architecture with a historical significance. In some of her most recent images she delves into the old-timey world of Stella Adler’s home where Marlon Brando often visited. Another location was featured in the Long Goodbye. Her atmospheric photos seem to be a personal journey through form and narrative—grasping at the themes of identity and expression.

“You live in a place long enough and your identity becomes entwined with it. I can’t explain myself without talking about Los Angeles.”

Images: © Claire Cottrell

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