…Much of my work revolves around themes of childhood, and memories.
My recent photography project 'Re-told Tales' attempts to visually capture some of the stories and memories we all have from our childhood. Some are personal interpretations of much loved stories such as 'The Princess and the Pea' by Hans Andersen. Others are things I remember doing from my own childhood, like playing musical chairs.
The dolls and toys used for this project were bought on the internet a couple of years ago. The celuloid dolls from the 1950's were my starting point for this. They are in lovely condition with all original clothing and amusing facial expressions and because all four look similar, they work well together in my depictions.
Most of the props, were made by hand, including all of the bedding for princess and the pea, and the bunting. I only use vintage or recycled materials in my work.
Re-told Tales is an ongoing project which I will be adding to and developing further.
I hope to see this pieces in more galleries, including London, so people can appreciate the amazing work that was into each of them, as well as learning about old loved things and recycling. If you would like to win one of this give away posters visit her blog for more information!!