This weeks cover make over challenge is a book called, The Story of Alice, by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst. I haven’t really strayed too far from the original. I didn’t have anyone I could photograph for Alice, so I took a stock photograph and made a mask. Then the background was an old painting of the Mad Hatters Tea Party which I placed behind the silhouette of Alice, showing the picture more prominently through Alice and lighter for the rest of the background. Anyway, I was quite pleased with the result.
The synopsis of the book is as follows:
Shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Biography Award. BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Wonderland is part of our cultural heritage – a shortcut for all that is beautiful and confusing; a metaphor used by artists, writers and politicians for 150 years. But beneath the fairy tale lies the complex history of the author and his subject: of Charles Dodgson, the quiet academic, and his second self, Lewis Carroll – storyteller, innovator and avid collector of ‘child-friends’. And of his ‘dream-child’, Alice Liddell, and the fictional alter ego that would never let her grow up. This is their secret story: a history of love and loss, of innocence and ambiguity, and of one man’s need to make Wonderland his refuge in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on previously unpublished material, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst traces the creation and influence of the Alice books against a shifting cultural landscape – the birth of photography, changing definitions of childhood and sexuality and the tensions inherent in the transition between the Victorian and modern worlds. The Book Depository.