We are two photographers based in Seattle. We created ART on FILE many years ago to document art, architecture and urban design around the world. We have been partners with ARTstor, a New York based educational resource founded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation.
Since the 2016 election, we have been alarmed by the shocking developments emanating from the Republican White House. We are motivated to use our skills to find unique visual images to express our concerns. Featured at this website are photographs which can stand alone or be used to support editorial and opinion pieces.
Our images are of simple sculptural arrangements – part satirical cartoon and part evocative still-life. We compose thematic scenes from the objects we have gathered, built, borrowed or bought; and we hope that one photo will be worth 1,000 words.
Colleen Chartier is a fine art photographer and Rob Wilkinson is an amateur furniture designer, woodworker and prop maker. We collaborate on both the ideas and their execution.
We hope our images find their way into print and electronic media to support articles and opinions on the topics we are exploring.
Our images are available in high resolution. If you are interested in using one of our images or would like a print please contact us.
Thank you !
Colleen Chartier & Rob Wilkinson