Some days ago I came across an article about a Kristy Mitchell, a 36 year old photographer from England and I was blown away by her work. Kristy studied history of art, photography and fine art and also trained in ‘costume for film and theatre’ at the London College of Fashion. She later completed a first class degree with honours in fashion design, at Ravensbourne in the summer of 2001 and in the same time completed two internships at the design studios of Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan.
Since then, she worked full time as a fashion designer for a global designer brand, until in 2007 when she turned to photography. In 2008 the loss of her mother made her understand what a the great passion that was for her. " I found myself producing pieces that echoed the memories of her stories, and the belief in wonder I have always felt since a child" she says.
Her pictures are a combination of fairy tale settings and magic garments that guide us to a world where fairies live. Looking at them reminicences and sentiments emerge and brings to my mind the words of Shakespeare: We are such stuff as dreams are made on...
Visit her full galleries and bio at kirstymitchellphotography.com