Imagination is a fast disappearing commodity. If you can get to adulthood and still have one fifth of the imagination you had as a child, then you have something worth more than gold, something that can still bring you happiness and entertainment even when all the cats on the internet have gone away.
As well as being literary classics, C.S Lewis’ Alice adventures are a beacon of a lost time when imagination existed in both adults and children. Without youtube and portable gaming devices to keep children from the clutches of boredom, the entrance to Wonderland could only be found through the rabbit hole of one’s own mind. Lewis’ immortalisation of the wonders of the imagination is what ensures that his writing continues to inspire and delight today.
Rosie Joyce’s shoot Lyndl in Aliceland is one of those things inspired by Alice’s adventures. So iconic is Lewis’ imagery that the title need not be known to guess it: Lyndl’s blue and white full-skirted dress, the playing cards, ‘Drink Me’ scrawled on a label, all pay tribute to Lewis’ much-loved classic.
Visit Rosie Joyce’s (rosiejoycephotography.com) makeshift wonderland – with set design by Sarah Norbury and hair & makeup by Pernilla Ackerfors – by clicking on the gallery.