Since Caroline Space was a little girl she constantly sought was to make her imagination a reality. In 2015, she found a neighborhood she seemingly dreamt up. Her charming passion for color, design, and nature has always been a source for her creative, academic, and professional interests. She received her B.A in Art Studies: Modern Art & Museum Culture at the Corcoran College of Arts & Design. There she studied California mid-century modernism, focusing on Julius Shulman’s images of architecture and how his photographs effectively spread the look and feel of the era’s art and design. Caroline recently completed her Masters in New Media Photojournalism from Corcoran School of Arts at The George Washington University.
Caroline has held many internships including at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden and Corcoran Gallery of Art. In 2013, she co-curated the exhibition, David Levinthal: War Games at Corcoran Gallery of Art. Currently, Caroline is a writer and photo editor for the Washington photography blog, Exposed DC.
Forest of Lorien
Removed from the busy stretches of commuter roads and monotonous architecture of suburbia is a mid-century modern neighborhood called Hollin Hills, located in Alexandria, Virginia near Washington, DC. Unlike the contiguous neighborhoods, Hollin Hills is an enclave of forests and is defined by the modernist architectural style designed by Charles M. Goodman, which creates a symbiotic relationship between man and landscape. Residents seek to make this unique woodland their home and discover a timeless atmosphere of living. Resident Frank Collins III reflects on his habitat saying, “It’s the nearest thing to [J.R.R. Tolkien’s] Forest of Lórien.” The community is an exceptional force of nature, alive in the way it thrives off the auras of its inhabitants, inhaling and exhaling in a perpetuation of harmony. The light, wildlife sounds, and experiential sensations of the community lace together a tranquil and enigmatic environment. This delicate balance dissolves boundaries allowing people and nature to exist freely.
To view more of Caroline’s work please visit her website.