Artist Finds Solace In Dreamlike Photography After Mother Passes Away – Design You Trust

Artist Finds Solace In Dreamlike Photography After Mother Passes Away

Kirsty Mitchell is a photographer with an awesome talent for creating a surreal and dreamlike universe in her beautiful artwork. Her recently finished project, “Wonderland”, was born as a method of coping with the loss of her mother, who died of brain cancer.

More: Kirsty Mitchell, Instagram h/t: grapee

She writes on her website that “Photography became my only escape when I could no longer talk about how I felt. It became an utter fantasy that blocked out the real world, and a place where I could return to my memories of her, far away from those hospitals walls…”

In describing the fantastical characters in her photography, she explains that “they were the faded memories of the stories my mother read to me as a child, mainly their original book illustrations, mixed up with dreams and the underlying sadness of my adult grief.”

There is certainly a lot of great work going on in this imaginative series of photos. Gorgeous shots with lively colors, detailed costumes, and a fairy-tale like world that you can almost hear breathing. Take some time to enjoy her work and look at her site as well.

















































If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

In the Swim
“Mirrors and Windows” Project by Gabriele Galimberti
"Tokyo Compression": These Images Of Japanese Commuters Are Not For The Claustrophobic
When Photos Looked Like Paintings: Dreamy Landscape Photographs Taken By Leonard Misonne
This Guy Shows The Secret Side Of Glamorous Instagram Photos
Superb Creative Photography Of Arthur Mebius
Leading Fashion Designers Join CFDA-eBay Fight Against Counterfeits
Minimalist And Colorful Fine Art Photography By Valentina Loffredo
Beautiful Photos of Julie Newmar as Catwoman in Batman TV Series, 1966–1968
Dreamy Photographs Of Young Women Taken By David Hamilton From The 1970s
Hairy Leggings Are Here To Create the Illusion Of Unshaven Legs
“Haru and Mina” By Hideaki Hamada
The Color Of Russian History: Beautiful Vintage Colorized Pictures Of The Imperial Russia By Olga Shirnina
Mila Kunis is New Face of Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012
See-Through Japanese Schoolgirl Lingerie Is A Great Way To Get Kicked Out Of Class
Mysterious Double Exposure Photography By Christoffer Relander
"Face Values": The Surreal and Disturbing Collage Portraits of John Stezaker
Graceful Dancers Practicing Out In The City Streets Captured By Melika Dez
These Photographs Of Tattooed Senior Show That Body Art Looks Beautiful On Everyone
Oldtimer Vintage Cars by Mirko Frank
Amazing Vintage Photos Of Black Women From Washington, D.C.'s Scurlock Studio
Artist Using Photoshop Technique to Manipulate Bizarre Christmas Photos With Her Beloved Dog
Femme Fatales: Mug Shots Of Female Criminals From Early 20th Century Australia
Animal Orchestra