Photo credit: Brendan Barry via Peta Pixel
At first glance, this just appears to be a clever shipping container painted to resemble a Polaroid instant camera, but open its doors, and you’ll realize it’s actually a functional camera. That’s right, photographer and educator Brendan Barry created this amazing contraption that also doubles as a darkroom. The container is fully wheelchair accessible, well ventilated, and even solar powered, which means large groups of all ages are able to comfortably tour its interior. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Earlier this year, for three weeks, this innovative shipping container could have been found in Northernhay Gardens in Exeter, UK, where Barry used the camera to snap photographs of the local community, run workshops, and teach people about photography.
“The aim of the project was to reach out to a diverse range of people and invite them to make portraits of the community by the community. Then to bring these together to create a series of images that collectively touched on themes of inclusion & collaboration, celebrated diversity, promoted acceptance, and inspired engagement & participation in the arts,” said Barry.