Lightness of touch, intimacy, and a subtle sense of irony and contrast infuse Isla Goldie’s photography, both in tender nature close-ups and scenes of urban life. This small selection covers work from projects across the last couple of years, all based in Aberdeen. Her most recent project, ‘Romantic Reverie’ (2019), aims to challenge the tabloid assertion that Aberdeen is one of the least romantic cities in Britain. The images explore not only the possibility of romance on the streets of the Granite City, but also serve to question perceived notions of romance. It not only asks “What is Aberdeen?” but also “What is Romance?” and draws us towards exciting new areas of self assurance in local identity. The city she conjures in her work is one of eerie memories, such as in the long-exposure series Soul of Sonder (2018), and animated days and nights, documented in Street (2017), alternating between a sense of community and loneliness in the crowd.