A Fairytale Wonderland Brought To Life By Kirsty Mitchell

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 38 months ago
A Fairytale Wonderland Brought To Life By Kirsty Mitchell
Ships seem to be growing on trees and lighting up. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
Ships seem to be growing on trees and lighting up. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
We're not sure you can get more gold into this image. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
We're not sure you can get more gold into this image. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
There's something of a sad procession to this image, despite the bright colours. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
There's something of a sad procession to this image, despite the bright colours. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
A self-referential image where a fairytale image is embellished with books. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
A self-referential image where a fairytale image is embellished with books. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
Ships on leashes feel normal given the subject matter in the other images. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
Ships on leashes feel normal given the subject matter in the other images. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
Spring has sprung in this mix of the verdant and the floral. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell
Spring has sprung in this mix of the verdant and the floral. Copyright Kirsty Mitchell

Kirsty Mitchell's Wonderland series is the culmination of a five year labour of love — it's a set of photographs created in homage to her mother who passed away in 2008. Mitchell has recreated the fairytales her mother used to read to her using a healthy dose of imagination, and her background in fashion is clearly evident in these elaborate set pieces.

All of the photographs are visually striking, filled with bright colours and surreal situations — both in the clothing worn and her interpretation of the natural world. In this world dresses can be made of books, and ships seem to grow on trees — it's completely over the top and all the better for it.

The full series consists of over 70 photographs and a selection of these will be available to view in the gallery, or all of them can be found on Mitchell's website. We're looking forward to seeing some of these fantastical images up close and in person.

And if you want to know how the photographs were created, check out this video:

https://vimeo.com/81993379

Kirsty Mitchell: Wonderland is on at Mead Carney Fine Art, 45 Dover St, W1S 4FF from 7-23 May. Entrance is free and the gallery is open Monday to Saturday.

For more great photography see the Sony World Photo Awards, the last few days of these tiny heroes and gaze upon some expansive landscapes.

Last Updated 05 May 2015