Kirsty grew up in the “Garden of England” with a love for art history, photography, fine art, film and theatre … a product of her loving and nurturing mother’s support and fantastical stories. Tragically, in 2008, a brain tumor took her mother’s life and Kirsty lost herself for a while in street photography, unable to express her feelings—capturing people who seemed to feel the way she did.
A few months later, she turned the camera inward and photography became an overwhelming passion as she tried to create the beautiful and imaginative images that her mother instilled in her dreams as a child. What she thought would only be a small project, has become an engulfing three year Wonderland journey that is finally near completion this summer. With the help of loving friends and volunteers and countless hours of work she’s created a beautiful and amazing tribute to her mother that has be seen to believed.
All images © 2012 Kirsty Mitchell Photography