May 25, 2012

Kirsty Mitchell Wonderland

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Alice in Wonderland is probably one of my all time favorite stories, so I love  seeing how various people portray the story through different mediums. This one was shot by Kirsty Mitchell, who was born and raised in the county of Kent, also know as the ‘Garden of England’. Thanks to hearing many stories read to her by her mother, an english teacher, she developed an avid imagination and pursued a career in art, photography, costume for film and theatre and fashion design. Taking up photography ore seriously in 2008, after the death of her mother, to produce pieces of memories from her childhood read stories. This is how this particular Wonderland series, of poetic and lurid photos were born. Kirsty creates all the sets in her photos, which is what makes them look so real, yet like you're in a wonderland.
“The costumes, props, sets and accessories, are all a vital part of the process that is finally recorded in the finished product of the photograph. This physical creation is my favorite part, and has taken me to places I would have otherwise never known. I have walked on snow covered in flowers, stood in lakes at sunset, painted trees, set fire to chairs, made smoking umbrellas, and giant wigs from stolen flowers.”


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