Alice in Wonderland
This photograph was not initially planned, however, after reviewing the photograph, the black and white stones of the Cathedral floor reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Present, is my my wife in a lovely elegant dress, which also reminded me of the animated lead character. Due to these early childhood memories of the Disney movie, I had decided to create a ‘fantasy’ look and feel to the photograph. I am a big fan of fantasy novels and movies, always interesting to diverge in someone else’s mind.
The story by Lewis Carroll
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (commonly shortened to Alice in Wonderland) is an 1865 novel written by English mathematician Charles Lutwidge aka Lewis Carroll. It tells of a girl named Alice, falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children. It is considered to be one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre.
The journey began at Folly Bridge in Oxford and ended 3 miles north-west in the village of Godstow. During the trip, Dodgson told the girls a story that featured a bored little girl named Alice, who goes looking for an adventure. The girls loved it, and Alice Liddell asked Dodgson to write it down for her. He began writing the manuscript of the story the next day, although the earliest version no longer exists. The girls and Dodgson took another boat trip a month later when he elaborated the plot to the story of Alice, and in November began working on the manuscript. – Wikipedia
To create an image like this, find a photograph (or capture one), that jumps out at you, a photograph with a story. Once this has been achieved, you will need a decent editing software like Photoshop. This blog will not tell you how to use Photoshop, should you require these skills engage with books or YouTube. Sometimes artistic pieces can come out of nowhere and that’s absolutely fine just go with it. Be creative, mess around with an image and see what comes up. Masterpieces have been created in this way, sometimes the best things in life are not planned.
When capturing this image, I was interested in as much natural light as possible. I did not use an external flash gun, as I wanted to capture the shadows of the Cathedral and the light through the windows. Norwich Cathedral is an impressive piece of architecture and grand in size. United Kingdom has many historical structures like this around the country, so you are spoiled for choice.