Photographer Kirsty Mitchell started working on her Wonderland series in 2009. Her mother had recently passed away, and she used her art to create worlds that reminded her of the stories her mother read to her as a child.
Her work is beautiful and intricate. Wonderland is a series that tells a story with only visuals – no words.
At first blush these photos look like high fashion editorials, big budget spreads, but everything in her images was created by Kristy and a few friends. It is a labor of love.
Kirsty has recently received a lot of media attention. She had an interview with The Huntington Post, an article on the front page of The Mail Online, the front page of MSN ’now’, the BBC World Service , the BBC television news… And several of her photos were enlarged and featured in store windows on Regent Street as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Her “overnight success” was four years in the making.
As artists, it is a great story to remember. When you are feeling that you might never be recognized, it is probably best to just put your head down and make good work. The critical acclaim will come with time. Or it won’t. But making great work means you can simply be proud of the work.
This is amazing work. I feel transported to another realm.
have a magical Tuesday,
Sarah from Design Flourishes
all images from Kirsty Mitchell’s website