The Meccanica Obscura

The Meccanica Obscura is a mysterious camera found locked in a trunk in the attic of a heritage house. Invented in the year 1919 it not only takes photographs, it processes them...but no two are processed exactly the same way. The camera, built by an eccentric, reclusive inventor, can make only 13 exposures. These never before seen images will be gradually unveiled here.

No one knows what happened to the inventor or his subjects, or why the Meccanica Obscura was locked away for 100 years. Can you unravel the mystery of who these young women are...and how the Meccanica Obscura changed their lives forever?



Queen Of The Nile

“I was a princess made of ashes; there is nothing left of me to burn.
Now it's time for a queen to rise.”

― Laura Sebastian, Ash Princess


Femme Fatale

“I knew what she was, and it made no difference at all. She was hard, as ruthless as she was beautiful, as brittle as bone china.”

― Clifton Ada


Autumn Veil


“She looked like autumn, when leaves turned and fruit ripened.”

― Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells


The Time Traveller

You are a different person in each moment in time. Your name means nothing. Go see a person with the same name in a different time, and it’s someone else entirely.”

― Beth Revis, A World Without You



“You won't forget a woman like her...Once you cross paths with Magic it's hard to see life the same.”

― Nikki Rowe



“Look at that sea, girls--all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.”

― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


The Painted Lady

“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

― Marilyn Monroe


The Embrace

“The strength of a man isn't seen in the power of his arms. It's seen in the love with which he EMBRACES you.”

― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

5 more to come...