Alice

alice-in-wonderland1.jpgIn a world of dreams and imagination, one is never far from the drawing power of ‘Alice’. The original manuscript of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, hand-written by mathematician and pioneer photographer Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) between 1862 and 1864 for Alice Liddell is available for viewing online via the British Library website.
It has since become one of the most popular of all children’s books.

* In the pages of Vogue the land of merry unbirthdays and late-running rabbits shimmers to life again-as the world’s most influential designers dress the original little-girl-lost in their own visions (photography by Annie Leibovitz).

16 thoughts on “Alice

  1. beautiful photos! i really want to re-read this too. i wrote a term paper in high school about “illusion and reality” in alice… all the numerical systems and imagery… it is fascinating!

  2. Alice photos are always mesmerizing! Do you know this book – Looking Glass Wars – a kids book by an american author – the story based on the Alice mythology. I’ve not read it but it’s on my to-do list.

  3. O love all the Alice photgraph’s here…Except for one. Alice in the blue satin dress in the house…Because, Alice is so untouched to me, and that girl looks like a little Lolita. But that is mine own issue….hee heee xxxo

  4. years later…
    Vanessa V, I don’t think it’s just your own issue; that shot clearly can be taken as sexualizing, and looked at that way, is pretty creepy. But with a bit of a squint, you might find you can also strip that element (as it were) out of the pic, and just see her as an innocent, age-appropriate girl.
    To me, at least, the picture works like those classic trick images (two faces in profile, or a vase? a woman before a mirror, or a skull?) that can look like one thing or another, depending on how your eye/brain chooses to perceive them.
    Therese, I never knew that Looking Glass Wars had anything to do with the Alice books other than the title, and might never have known but for your post. Thanx!

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