A Trip Down the Rabbit Hole with Kirsty Mitchell

The magical English artist/photographer, Kirsty Mitchell is planning to release her 3 year ongoing series, “Wonderland” this summer. The series began after her mother tragically passed from a brain tumor; resulting in Kirsty’s dive into the imaginary world. Working as a full-time fashion designer while creating the series is evident in her dramatic wardrobes.  Working beside the talented hair and make-up artist, Elbie Van Eeden, the team created breath-taking props, wigs, and sets that are so remarkable, it’s hard to describe in any way except other-worldly. As the series continued, the sets and costumes became bigger and bigger as Kirsty began working on the project full-time. Her story is one of inspiration and strength. I, amongst many, eagerly await her exhibition and book. To see some of the amazing photos, please visit Kirsty’s website: here. And! Make sure to visit the behind-the-scenes photos, which demonstrate the how elaborate the set design really is!

“It has been a roller coaster of emotion, and an enormous amount of effort, but now (finally) Wonderland is in it final stages, with its completion planned for the end of the summer 2012. There is still a great deal to be done, but for the first time in 3 years the end is almost in sight. At the point of writing this I still don’t know what the future holds, I just know that the day I see my mother’s name printed on the inside cover of the Wonderland book, it will feel like I have finally fulfilled my promise to myself…. and her precious memory.” -Kirsty Mitchell


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