(wwl) this is wonderland

May 9, 2013 § Leave a comment

Pre-post: As I am writing this, I am listening to Loreena McKennitt’s The Lady of Shalott, and I suggest you should do the same while reading me, if you feel a bit melancholy tonight.

I must share this series of photos by English photographer Kirsty Mitchell, who shot the pictures in memory of her mother who was a teacher and a storyteller. She chose to tell her story through fairytales. The colours are vivid and the feelings compelling. It is a magnificent interpretation of Wonderland, vibrating with intensity.Kirsty-mistchell-the-storytellerKirsty-mitchell-the-patience-of-treesKirsty-mitchell-the-lady-of-the-lakeKirsty-Mitchell-Gammelyns-gaughterKirsty-Mitchell-the-queens-armada

A whole literature survives through these pictures.

> To view the entire gallery, please visit Kirsty Mitchell’s very nice website.

> And there are also many “behind the scenes” selections, one in particular dedicated to the costumes behind “Wonderland”, that are completely stunning.

All her art transports me into her magical universe, half-dream half-nightmare, for there is always a darker twist in her photographs, I feel. The stories that accompany them confirm this impression… As if magic was not free, as if there was always a price to pay.

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