Kirsty Mitchell’s Wonderland series, 2009-2012.
Following the death of her mother from a brain tumour in 2008, Mitchell channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (Daily Mail, 17 May 2012)
I must say I’m not too big on collages and photo montages but here’s something that is not only a beautifully raw attempt at it, but also a clever way of showcasing familiar places throughout times.
Just imagine it as a still time-lapse.
“Ultimately, a good photograph is one that brings us face to face with our own existence. It pulls the stranger standing next to us into the intimate radius of our life.”
How’s this for a live Photoshop content aware feature?
I love the visible ripped edges of the images, showing how they’ve been layered together. Makes me want to start ripping up paper right now. Even if it’s been done in Photoshop, I’m letting this one through for inspiration-factor alone.