Kirsty Mitchell took more than 5 years to create this storybook with no words – each image of this project tells a story and the title is “She’ll Wait for You In The Shadows of Summer”. This was funded by himself in memory of his late mother.
You can see different exotic Goddess from this wonderland and each has its story. To get the extraordinary photo shoot, she pushed herself to the limit and got successful. Let’s hear from photographers behind the story and process how it was achieved.
For today’s photography inspiration for our readers and a real story not like other any personal or commercial photography projects. This story is touched our heart.
But before I explain the process, I must begin with the meaning so you can slowly sink back into the story. The picture is of the ghost of Gaia’s former human self….. her ‘shell’, abandoned by her spirit, like a snake that has shed its skin. We are returned to Wonderlands landscape following the picture of Gaia’s rebirth, to discover the aftermath of her transformation . The butterfly effect has begun…… her vibrations have shattered the fine balance between life and the land, and nature has begun to overpower its inhabitants. The scene was intended as an echo of ‘Gaia’s Spell’ ….. a similar yet entirely different image that would be the metaphor for this ‘shift’ in the earth. Gaia’s ghost is left forgotten and weeping in the shadows, slowly becoming entwined and swallowed by the vines that chain her to the galleon and the ground. This ‘hollow self’ has parallels to many feelings in my life right now….. the concept of waiting for something you know you will never have, or see again. It has been 5 years since I lost my mother, a time that feels endless but in someways still leaves a sense of possibility, in that it has not yet been long enough to feel final. That I could turn a corner and she could still pass me by .
This faint anticipation is hopeless, but nonetheless lays quietly in the pit of my stomach, and maybe this photograph is the reflection of that. They say every photo is a self portrait no matter what the subject is, and there have been times when my blood has run cold at the realization of the connections locked deep within my finished pictures. Wonderland is ending, but I can never imagine the characters fading, they will always be alive within me,…..and maybe this is how they will remain…. encircled by nature, albeit brutal… or an embrace. In short this is about trying to face a goodbye, one that you know you can never say out loud, and instead would rather wait in those last remaining shadows of that person…. until they came back to you, to feel their arms around you again …. no matter how long it took.
Read the two full stories of “Gaia,The Birth Of An End” and ‘She’ll Wait For You In The Shadows of Summer’ here.
Different Goddess of Wonderland
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