passport to trespass
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.