Monday, August 6, 2012

They Oughta Make a Photobook: Turn Your Grief into Photography

Over at the Daily Mail we found these pictures that were bizarre and enchanting.  It also says that these were an escape for the photographer.  You see her mother had passed away from a brain tumor in 2008 and she channelled her grief into her work.
This is from the Daily Mail:
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.

'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.

'This escapism grew into the concept of creating an unexplained storybook without words, dedicated to her [my mother], that would echo the fragments of the fairytales she read to me constantly as a child.'

Some of the photos were inspired from her dreams after her world fell apart.

 There are more photos at her own website:
One thing is for sure.  These would make an AWESOME photobook.