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Another Car Carcass

March 5, 2014
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World Book Day – celebrating the story behind the photo – part 1

March 5, 2014
You don’t have to be a professional writer, artist or photographer to be a great storyteller, all you have to do is tap into your imagination and celebrate the special moments and captured emotions that make your story unique. Here at PhotoBox, we believe that there is a certain wonder and story behind every photograph taken, and to celebrate World Book Day tomorrow – the 6th March, we have gathered together some of our favourite customer creations that tell a story in a unique and exciting way, to give you some inspiration for your next creation. But first, what is World Book Day? Now in its 17th year, World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators and most importantly, it’s a celebration of stories. Introduced by UNESCO (a group of lovely volunteers in the fields of education, culture, the sciences and communication) to encourage reading. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved. Why not share your story with friends and family through one of our personalised photo books? You can either use real life events or made up narratives, to create a book to revisit the special and personal stories that happen in life. Here are some of our favourite photo book stories from our customers to provide you with some inspiration… The adventure story – Daddy, The Ogre, And Us, by Gemma McKenzie This Square Hardcover Photobook is one of the most creative and imaginative storys that we have come across at PhotoBox. A bedtime fantasy tale that describes the trials and tribulations that beautiful baby Princess Kate and brave toddle Knight Charlie, had to go through to free their Daddy from an evil ogre that kidnapped him and held him hostage in its shed-castle. Charlie starts his adventure by travelling far and wide, from a tiresome trek through the dessert (a photograph from a family holiday at the beach), to fighting off crazy chickens (a photograph from a trip to the farm), while of course eating ice cream to keep up his strength. Unfortunately, the ogre used its magic to seal Charlie in a toy box – so it was up to Princess Kate to save them both. Princess Kate jumped aboad her trusty steed Turka (the family dog) to reach the ogre, then melted it with her beautiful smile – saving Daddy from the shed-castle and Knight Charlie from the toy box. Technique: Gemma selected precious photos of her children and used her imagination to turn them into a magical story photo book, in which her children were the heroes – a fantastic mix of reality and fantasy all rolled into one. The family story – On The Day I was Born, by Gemma Sutcliff This beautifully created Square Hardcover Photobook, tells the personal story of bouncing baby Addison Sutcliff. Beginning as a romance novel, the book begins by illustrating the story of Mummy, Daddy and how they both fell in love and started a family. The main character in the story is

How to decorate your walls with photographs

March 4, 2014
Today award-winning interiors writer Jen Stanbrook from blog Love Chic Living is back. Here she shares her top tips and ideas for decorating your walls with photographs – over to you Jen… One of my most favourite things in the world is to use my photographs creatively to decorate the walls of my home. I love to use my most treasured images to create interesting and unusual collages and displays, adding finishing touches to my décor and room schemes and I would really like to encourage you to have a go at doing this too. It’s also a really inexpensive way to liven up your walls, which can be personal and unique to you and your family. The way we decorate our homes should be an extension of our personality and the more we embrace this idea the more effective our interior design will be. Using your own photographs, personal portraits or favourite landscapes and turning them into wonderful wall art, is exactly how to create a home that’s perfect for you. Image: Martha Stewart Display Tips and Ideas There are lots of ways to use your photographs to create interesting wall art. To begin with, you can simply frame your favourite images and hang them in a display on an empty wall. This technique is great and will suit lots of décor styles, but why not be a little more creative when organising your display. Creative Photograph Displays We take so many photos these days on our phones and cameras but don’t always take the time to get them printed. Many we never look at again. Why not get your photos printed and create arty, innovative displays in old, empty photo frames likes these? Image: Etsy Picture Shelf Why not use a Picture Shelf like the one below?  Begin by framing your photos in different sized frames, and then line them up in an ad-hoc style across the shelf for an eclectic look. The range of frame sizes stops the display from looking too ordered and provides a more natural look – even if you’ve spent hours arranging them in a certain way. This idea is a perfect way to use the PhotoBox Timeless Framed Print, particularly if you want to achieve a modern, contemporary look. The flat, sleek look of the Aluminium Mounted Print would also be incredible in this setting too. Image: House to Home Top Tip: Create a point of uniformity in any wall art display. In the example above, all the images are black and white helping the creation to hang together. You can also use the same colour frames, or mounts – using one or two colours within the display will create the theme. Wall Collages Creating your very own wall collage has become very popular in recent years and there are many ways you can achieve this. Some people like to follow layout rules and guidelines, however I’m a little more reckless and like to build the display from just one picture. As

The Old Men

February 28, 2014
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