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One Man Taking One Million Photos!

All Photos: Thomas Hawk

All Photos: Thomas Hawk

Ready for another manic Monday?  I hope you all had a restful weekend!  I got a massage yesterday that was so good I proposed to the therapist.  He said yes and then asked me if I like dogs.  Seeing as I was naked on his table, I could see no way out other than to READ MORE

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In the Dew of Little Things…

All Photos: “Steve Took It” on Flickr

Just a quick post this morning, as I hope you’re all spending the holiday building couch cushion forts with your loved ones and keeping the men and women of our armed services in your thoughts.  Here’s a little magic to start off your week – Happy Memorial Day!

When it’s all I can do just to tame my frizzy hair in humid weather, Steve Wall is actually crouching on his hands and knees in the dew-laden grass (with a Coke can for a tripod) to capture these incredible photos.   Steve is a macrophotographer who stumbled upon the “teeny-weeny” worlds of waterdrops in his own backyard – literally.  Watch this video about his discovery (DO IT) – it’s like being invited into Wonderland with Alice.

These photos remind me of my favorite line in a poem about friendship my dad gave me once – “For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.”  I’ve thought about having it tattooed on my arm because I love it so much, but I’d have to wear turtlencks for life because my mom would probably kill me (a reasonable fear, even at 33 years-old). CLICK HERE TO SEE MY FAVORITE WATERDROP PHOTOS

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A Wonderland Tribute by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland 'Gaia's Promise'

All Photos in This Post – © Kirsty Mitchell Photography Ltd.

Good morning, Wonderists!

Today I want to share with you the work of Kirsty Mitchell, a UK photographer, who spent the last 4 years memorializing her mother in a photography series called “Wonderland.”  I first read about her in this Daily Mail article last week and have been fawning over her luscious photos since.  Mitchell’s mother was an English teacher who inspired many with her gift for storytelling, but who lost her battle with cancer in 2008.  Lost inside her grief after her mother’s death, Mitchell retreated behind her lens and into a world of fantasy.   What began as just a few photos is now 75 – a complete journey through the four seasons and the fragments of fairytales her mother read to her as a child.  There were no stylists, designers, and no professional support; Mitchell created every costume, sourced every prop, and found every location on her own – she “begged and borrowed the rest.”

The photos are so otherworldly that READ MORE (believe me, you don’t want to miss this)!

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The Coloring Book: Mondays…

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Photo Source: Cerise Doucede

Good morning, Wonderists!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I spent mine rediscovering the series “The West Wing” (and, incidentally, my college crush on Josh Lyman…er…Bradley Whitford).  If we’re going to talk facts and figures (and Aaron Sorkin would want me to, I assure you), I cried 4 times in the first 7 episodes my 2nd time around – a record matched only by the Izzie/Denny season of Grey’s Anatomy.  (I’m embarrassing myself here, aren’t I?)

After spending most of Sunday swimming in political dialogue as relevant in 2013 as it was in 1999, I’m feeling a bit at sea this morning.  I’d say, this photo of a woman lost in thought just about sums up my current attention deficit.

One in a series of photos meant to capture her subjects in the act of daydreaming, desiring and doubting (I did all three before breakfast), the French artist (tender-aged, 20-something Cerise Doucede), beautifully suspends everyday realities on the verge of fantasy – on strings, but as if in amber.

Here is another of my favorites – this one has a particular Monday vibe, don’t you think?

Tell me – what would your favorite suspended reality be?

And check out more great photos after the jump!

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