In 1865 Lewis Carroll wrote alice’s adventures in wonderland a fictional story of a young girl who enters an upside-down world full of curious creatures and contradiction. This story can be interpreted as a metaphor for the loss of this childhood innocence as Alice tries to make sense of the adult world. Carroll was fascinated by Children and their apparent innocence he photographed the real Alice Liddell whom he had based the story on.
Some claim that: ‘his adoption of Children as his favourite friends was in tune with a Victorian cult of the child in which childishness and childish games and pastimes were part of the sensibility of the times.’ But His claim to innocence has been disputed by many contempory opinions
Photo of Alice Liddell taken by Lewis Carroll (1858)
Inspired by the story of Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Carroll's photographs of Alice, I teamed up with performance artist and model Rosie Race to shoot our own version of wonderland.