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passport to trespass

January 27, 2010


i’ve been spending a lot of time with the book pictured above, passport to trespass vol. V: come home.

this is a new book of polaroids from the very talented brooklyn-based photographer mikael kennedy.  i really admire mikael’s work. he has an ability to tell stories through a series of polaroids in a way that i haven’t seen before. his photos can distill a moment and capture it effortlessly. there’s also something sort of magical about the way he captures various forms of light. do you see that halo of light in one of the photos above?  when i first saw that one, it hit me right in the gut.

i also like the various titles he gives to particular groups of photos (you can see a sample of them in the last picture above). again, he is able to take a feeling or a moment and distill it to its essence. when i look at some of mikael’s photos, i feel nostalgic for places i’ve never been … something that i aspire to do more of in my own photography.

mikael has a polaroid blog and a portfolio.  for those of you in the U.K., he’ll be showing photos in cardiff, wales as part of “do i have to paint you a picture?”.  i’m hoping to make it to cardiff next month to see it.

he also shot the photos for the soon-to-be-released LLBean signature line (which i’m pretty excited to see in march).

you can buy a copy of this limited edition book here.

  1. January 27, 2010 9:07 am

    oh what a great book! and cardiff is great… you should definitely go visit!

  2. January 27, 2010 9:37 am

    Mikael is a great guy,

  3. January 27, 2010 10:05 am

    thanks brian! always with the good stuff : )

  4. January 27, 2010 10:07 am

    great variety. love the first two photos.

  5. January 27, 2010 10:21 am

    thanks for the heads up, his work is wonderful.

  6. January 27, 2010 10:39 am

    i can’t stop looking at his portfolio, particularly the 5th image in old stories. it has captured me.

  7. January 27, 2010 12:05 pm

    what a great collection! also, i didn’t know about l.l. bean signature. i’m definitely going to check that out.

  8. Ashley Erin permalink
    January 27, 2010 2:44 pm

    What a fabulous book! Thanks so much for sharing, I always love to discover new photographers. :)

  9. January 27, 2010 5:05 pm

    Very intriguing book & blog. Thanks again for the scoop.

  10. January 27, 2010 7:16 pm

    Beautiful book. Thank you for sharing.

  11. January 27, 2010 9:21 pm

    I like the picture titles too — they (and the Polaroids, of course) make me think of this fine song.

    & I like your blog! I found it via Orangette; I’m a newish reader. Your photos are great. I like the soft look of them.

  12. January 28, 2010 12:24 am

    This is a wonderful recommendation…I always enjoy the artists you point out.

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