A living fairy tale: Inside Kirsty Mitchell’s elaborate ‘Wonderland’

When British photographer Kirsty Mitchell lost her mother to cancer in winter of 2008, the then-fashion designer threw herself into a project of grief to help her escape her new painful reality.

The result was the 74-part photo series “Wonderland,” a fairy-tale world filled with characters inspired by the books her mother would read to her throughout her childhood.

– CNN

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A Photographer’s Stunning Journey Back from Depression

“Old photos bring back a time, a place, and a life that are long gone,” writes Malyasian photographer Jenn Wong on Bored Panda. “They remind you the people that are long gone. Unfortunately, I spent five or six years trying to heal myself from depression. I did not know how to make it back then. I disconnected from almost everything. In the process of self-healing, photography and getting closer to nature helped me a lot. Now I see everything from a different, colorful perspective. I love things in colors and I’m grateful for everything.”

– Flavorwire

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“How an Elaborate International Scam is Making the Rounds Among Instagrammers and Photographers”

This sounds like a really well-done scam that could fool many, including professionals. Please read if you are in the photography industry at any level.

It all started with an email from Wendi Murdoch. She claimed that she had found us through a personal recommendation from a senior editor at Conde Naste Traveler. We had just finished talking with Conde Nast Traveler about doing some Instagram featured work on both my and Zory’s accounts, so the timing made sense.

– PetzPixel

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Becoming a Professional Photographer by Taking Shortcuts

People will tell you there are no shortcuts, but that is only true if you think a shortcut is a magic “Masterpiece” mode in your camera or a special action in Photoshop.

Going from point A to point B is the ultimate goal. If you have already reached your destination it doesn’t matter how short or how long the path has been. You’ve made it! However, if you are at the beginning of your journey, it’s good to know the shortcuts, because there are many other goals to achieve in this life than spending it only on one. The shortcut is the ability to focus only only on the things that truly matter and make a huge difference.

– Fstoppers

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