|Kirsty Mitchell has dedicated her Wonderland photographic series to the memory of her late mother, Maureen, who lost her life to a brain tumour in 2008|
Kirsty Mitchell's late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen's death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
|Danaus: A close-up of a model before a sunlit backdrop, peering through a veil of paper butterflies|
'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.
|While Nightingales Wept: a model captured running though the woods near Kirsty's home in Surrey|
See more amazing pictures after the cut;
|A Floral Birth: Kirsty imagines a creature begotten from nature|
|Far, Far Away: A twenties style circus performer swings from a giant tree|
|Lady of The Lake: A model emerges from a pool of lilies deep within the forest|
|Gammelyn's Daughter: The model clutches a ship to her chest atop a heathery cushion|
|The Storyteller: A reference to Kirsten's English teacher mother, a model sits elegantly on a carpet of bluebells enveloped by books|
|The Faraway Tree: ethereal ships, magically lit, appear to sprout from this tree as if commanded by the queen|
|The Queen's Armada: A fantasy queen sails a fleet of the most delicate paper ships|
|Dryad: A nymph clings to giant tree roots suspended over the river|
|Euphaeidae: A winged fairy princess amid a sea of lavender|
|Spirited Away: Blooms stand out against a snowy forest backdrop - a promise of the spring to come|
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