Kirsty’s Wonderland

Talented and young fine art photographer Kirsty Mitchell has produced an award-winning series of conceptual portraits titled ‘Wonderland’. Taking inspiration from the Alice in Wonderland story Mitchell decided to explore childhood themes shared by her mother, an English teacher, who died from cancer several years earlier. Beautiful Models dressed in extravagant costumes were photographed against mystical, natural settings like deeply wooded forests to evoke the elements of mystery and fantasy enjoyed by Mitchell’s mother.

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The success of her first few photos drove the artwork into uncharted territory as the photoshoots grew into increasingly ornate endeavors where costumes and props for each image were sewn, painted, and assembled by hand, requiring up to five months of prep for a single shot. Mitchell recounts the series’ evolution in an essay on her website.

The full collection of 74 storybook images will soon be available  on Kickstarter.

Tiger Style Photography by Haris Nukem

Haris Nukem is a London based Photographer that has captured the attention of the creative community and therefore sparked our interest here at SDC. Haris possesses a unique style of photography which he names ‘Tiger Style’. His gritty urban scenes and not so perfect models portray a sense of reality with all its flaws and imperfections. Yet as ‘dirty’ as some of the images may seem there is also a natural, un-effortless beauty that can only be found in the raw depiction of man.

 

Wild Beauties

We were shocked to learn that these images are of real animals! Katerina Plotnikova, katerina-plotnikova-photography-animal-trainera Russian photographer from Moscow has managed to capture these small to very large animals in beautiful harmony with their accompanying human models. All set in the stunning Russian wilderness with its autumn hues and mysterious shadows.

Katerina was able to get this amazing collection of images together by making use of animal trainers who assisted her with each animal. We think the models did a fantastic job, posing so naturally next to and in many cases on top of some really dangerous animals.

To follow Katerina’s work check out her Facebook page

To learn how to take photographs of wild animals click here

 

Magical Burning Man Festival Images

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. A place where imagination and creative freedom reign supreme. Where you can let your inhibitions go and express yourself in however manner tickles your fancy.

Artists abound at the Burning Man, but one that caught our eye is the oddly colour blind Parisian photographer  Victor Habchy. Using his Sony Alpha camera he has managed to capture the very magical essence of Burning Man. Enjoy…..!

Alternate World Perspectives by Randy Scott Slavin

American photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin, introduces us to an alternate world perspective. In his series of photography works he takes hundreds of images of a scene and builds up a 360 degree image before stitching them together to make a stereographic projection.