Everything in this image is 100% real, there is no cloning, or photoshop tricks. It took 5 months to make everything for this 1 photograph and the ships really are in the tree (It took 6 hours to get them up there !)
To read about the shoot please visit this blog entry -
Wonderland began in the summer of 2009 and has now been running for almost 4 years. It is a photographic series I started in memory of my mother who died of cancer in 2008 and is entirely self funded. I work as an artist and design or create almost everything within the frame by hand including the costumes, props and sets. There are no designers, stylists or wardrobe people involved. The scenes are all shot on location, and everything is true scale and colour. I have kept a detailed 4 year journal on my website entitled 'Diary' which shows how most of the pictures were created including videos and lots of behind the scenes photographs. Some of these pictures have taken up to 5 months to make everything for 1 shot. There's so much to explain its impossible to write it all here, so to read about the project in detail, please visit this link - http://www.kirstymitchellphotography.com/thestory.php?album=5
The series is planned to be finished by the end of the summer 2013, and I will then produce the book and exhibition. The Limited Editions are available for sale through my website or various galleries, details are on my 'websites 'Buy Art' page.