Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Art Inspiration: Wonderland

Wonderland is a series of magical photographs created by English photographer Kristy Mitchell. She created the series over a few years as a way of coping to her mothers death of breast cancer. Mitchell's English Teacher mother raised her on books and fairytales that instilled in her imagination and beauty. When her mother died "photography became an overwhelming passion that [she] could not stop". She turned parts of her dreams into whimsical photographs with the occasional help of her friends. Through a background of costume and set design, she created fairytale scenes to photograph.

"Since embarking on this path, 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. I have laughed, been overwhelmed, and left in awe of all the things I had previously passed unnoticed until now …" -Kristy Mitchell

I love this series! In college I worked on a few projects similar to this, trying to create the magical and mystical. Being able to get lost in the land of fantasy and capturing it through photography to share with the rest of the world is a great thing. Mitchell has done an incredible job!

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