This month we are
taking a break from pattern design and asking you to focus on Photographic Blanks.
We've already had lots of great entries but you have until Monday 3rd
June to get snapping away and enter. Check out the full brief and the
latest entries over here.
Like many we love the retro and stylish Polaroid images that are so hard to come by these days.
"Who hasn’t experienced the unique feeling of holding a Polaroid in their hand and watching the image gradually reveal itself, or doesn’t remember the shiny photographic paper, the smell of the developing emulsion and the ninety seconds of anticipation waiting for the instant image to emerge? All photographs, but particularly Polaroids, reflect a desire to record that one special moment forever".
Prepare to be amazed by Polaboy a German-based duo Jirko Bannas and Oliver Seltmann. They take polaroid images submitted by their clients and blow them up to ten times their normal size. Then they create the most perfect wall lights out of them. Imagine having your favourite holiday snaps illuminated on your wall, or a picture of a loved one to light up your night.
I simply cannot stop looking at these gorgeous shots as shot by famed fashion bloggers and real-life couple Garance Doré and The Sartorialist who pay homage to love in romantic shoot for Tiffany’s latest ad campaign.
"Beautiful couples, Parisian streets, bike rides, matching mugs of steaming coffee, long walks, New York art, love letters and fine shoes - the small, personal details of relationships are all rendered public by the famously in-love fashion bloggers.
Using Instagram filters - the favourite of many a tweeting iPhone user - the photos are given a soft, aged edge, adding to their charm.
The results can be seen on theTiffany website, where images can be liked and flagged by fans.
The jewellers are now inviting amorous members of the public to send in their own, specially significant snapshots. The best pictures will be featured the Tiffany's True Love in Pictures gallery - and happily for particularly lovestruck, there is no limit on the amount of entry images.
This week, photos are requested that answer: 'You're my true love because ______.'
If you fancy snapping away be sure to check out our latest photography competition Teenage Years.
Rebecca Tovey was the winner of our last competition, Fun Pet Photography with the middle photo of a real dog with a soft toy friend.
Rebecca is a freelance photographer and illustrator and she has a fun and quirky with her characters as well as some simply stunning photography.
We are really looking forward to meeting Rebecca in a few weeks time as she heads to the Tigerprint studio for a two week placement. In the meantime here is a little bit more about Rebecca:
What three to five words would you use to describe your work?
Every picture tells a story
What inspires you?
Life! There's inspiration everywhere. I'm always looking at what's happening around me. People watching. When I am doing photography, I try to capture that little spark of inspiration, joy, sorrow... whatever is happening in that special moment and freeze it so it can last forever.
What was your first job? When/how did you know you wanted a career in art?
There's never really been any question about what career I wanted - apart from the usual little girl dream of being a vet. I have always been interested in art. It's one of those things, I feel I don't just want to do - I need to do! My education all went in this direction, and I now dream of making a living from it.
Design books/blogs you can’t live without:
There are way too many to mention, and they are constantly changing. I always love the Taschen books, as they are so packed with different artists. I like to pick up old books and magazines, leaflets, photos and things. These are what I wouldn't want to be without.
Life is pretty uncertain at the moment so I couldn't really say. I am being creative, working on projects and trying to better myself everyday and taking up new opportunities. I’ll continue to make amazing art, and hope to be working in a creative job in the very near future
What mediums do you work with?
Throughout college and uni, I had so much fun experimenting with all the different mediums, and still try to implement this now, and keep variety in my work. This also makes me a lot more adaptable for different briefs. However, most of my work is photographic, either taking candid shots, or working with props. I feel alive behind the camera. I also have a soft spot for making little needle felted creations.
Phew I've just finished uploading the last of the entries for the Female Special Relationship Card which closed yesterday. Apologies for the delay in uploading some of your entries but I was up in Newcastle yesterday so I got a little behind.
Judging will take place on Tuesday and the winner and runners up will be notified by email and the results announced on the blog and Facebook. So keep your eyes peeled!
This months competition is so exciting - Fun Pet Photography. I cannot wait to see your entries and I may share a few of my own photos with you that I love to take of my westie Fudge.