The “Wonderland” (2005) project by Yeondoo Jung is so creative and inspirational that makes you want to scream out in awe!! I’ve always had a thing with watching a child draw. It felt like I was exposed to raw creativity, without boundaries.

With “Wonderland”, the artist transforms children drawings into photographs in an attempt to explore the fantastic worlds created by their young and vivid imagination! Pure visual pleasure!

Yeondoo Jung lives and creates in Seoul, Korea.
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A very interesting project by Julie Blackmon who is capturing everyday family life in a most inspiring and sincere manner. The resulting imagery is almost surreal, just like in reality!

The photographer states: “The stress, the chaos, and the need to simultaneously escape and connect are issue that I investigate in this body of work. We live in a culture where we are both “child centered” and “self-obsessed.” The struggle between living in the moment versus escaping to another reality is intense since these two opposites strive to dominate. Caught in the swirl of soccer practices, play dates, work, and trying to find our way in our “make-over” culture, we must still create the space to find ourselves. The expectations of family life have never been more at odds with each other. These issues, as well as the relationship between the domestic landscape of the past and present, are issues I have explored in these photographs. I believe there are moments that can be found throughout any given day that bring sanctuary. It is in finding these moments amidst the stress of the everyday that my life as a mother parallels my work as an artist, and where the dynamics of family life throughout time seem remarkably unchanged. As an artist and as a mother, I believe life’s most poignant moments come from the ability to fuse fantasy and reality:  to see the mythic amidst the chaos.”

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I found Claire Wise’s incredible work while browsing Etsy for new discoveries! While there is a variety of wonderful available prints in her shop, you’ve got to visit her official site in order to discover the complete collection of her inspiring children portraits.

A dreamy and nostalgic color palette that made me pause and try to recall old childhood memories, when everything was sweet, simple and calm!

Claire is a professional photographer located in Nashville. As she mentions in her site: “I have a lifelong love of children and photography. It's significant magic when a child's persona and the right moment are captured together unaware. I love capturing the essence of your children being children. If I had to define my "style" I would say impressionistic. I capture childhood as it happens.”