Life Imitates Art – Weekly Photo Challenge

I don’t want life to imitate art, I want life to BE art….. Ernst Fischer

This week’s photo challenge is about life imitating art and we are asked to recreate a piece of art.  I have a few of these sorts of projects in planning stages at the moment, so wondered what to do without rushing one of the pieces.

That’s when I really thought about art.  What is art? We discuss “the arts” all the time and of course, it’s an extremely wide subject.  This is what the dictionary says but we would have to expand this definition to include movies, television, cartoons, acting and many other genres.

  1. 1.
    the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
    “the art of the Renaissance”
  2. 2.
    the various branches of creative activity, such as painting, music, literature, and dance.
    “the visual arts”

With this in mind, I decided to share one of my favourite shoots I’ve done.  I shared West of Wonderland a few weeks ago but today, I’ll share both photos I took of this shoot.  Inspiration came from the magnificent Alice in Wonderland.  The books, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by CS Lewis were the basis for the original Disney cartoon and also the later movie starring Johnny Depp.  I have more Alice in Wonderland themed shoots planned as it is one of the most imaginative and exciting pieces of literature ever written. For me today,  life imitates the visual arts and I share these two Mad Hatter photos, inspired by this movie.


west of wonderland unframed

entirely bonkers




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