These gorgeous images are the delightful work of 15 year old Megan Breukelman from Ontario, Canada who describes herself as, "an amateur photographer and professional dreamer".
Megan is a self-taught photographer and has only been practising her art for just over a year! She loves shooting portraits, nature and fashion, but has also got some great conceptual pieces on her website and some very professional looking wedding shots. The umbrella shot is my favourite, it's got a timeless, classic feel and looks like it came straight out of Vogue.
I'm totally amazed by the work of such young photographers, it's great to see raw talent and passion. Keep up the good work Megan!
Images copyright Megan Breukelman.
These gorgeous photos are of the currently disused Polaroid factory in the Netherlands the once home of Instant Integral production. Unfortunately the production of Polaroid Instant Film came to an end in June 2008 with the closure of the above factory and the Mexican, Instant Pack-film factory. It was sad news too many of us who still had, and loved our Polaroid cameras.
However, there maybe light at the end of the tunnel. A team of ex-Polaroid employees, engineers, chemists and technical specialists have embarked on 'The Impossible Project' to re-start the production of analog Integral Film for vintage Polaroid cameras by 2010!
They've already, "acquired the complete film production equipment in Enschede (NL) from Polaroid, has signed a 10-year lease agreement on the factory building; and has engaged the most experienced team of Integral Film experts worldwide". Their aim, "is NOT to re-build Polaroid Integral film but (with the help of strategic partners) to develop a new product with new characteristics, consisting of new optimised components, produced with a streamlined modern setup. An innovative and fresh analog material, sold under a new brand name that perfectly will match the global re-positioning of Integral Films."
What the team need now is the support of the Polaroid loving public to help fund the research and development. Click here to see how you can help.
Images copyright The Impossible Project.
Textile designer and photographer Paola De Giovanni aka MeanMagenta has some great photography on Flickr.
She has some beautiful colour images of flowers and some very striking, moody architectural compositions, but for me it's her balck and white portraiture and reportage style photographs of people going about their everyday lives that appeals. Especially this series of her mother making a dress with her 50's sewing machine, they have so much character and charm...
Check out Paola's textile design and photography over on Flickr and keep up-to-date with her new work and inspirations at MeanMagenta.
Images copyright Paola De Giovanni.
Brighton gallery, Crane Kalman has a great Summer exhibition running at the minute on the theme 'BLUE'. It incorporates work from some really great photographers; Slim Aarons, Rob Carter, Karine Laval, Christopher Morlinghaus, Wendy Pye and Morgan Silk (above), as well as a couple of our personal favourites, Hugh Holland (below top) and Jeff Divine (below bottom)...
The exhibition runs until 30 August, so if you are down at the seaside over the next few weeks take a detour and check it out!
Images copyright (top to bottom): Morgan Silk, Hugh Holland, Jeff Divine.