Walking through the forest of my dreams,
I see a varied cast of characters.
Some are known and some are strangers,
some real and some imagined.
I catch a glimpse of something yet I look again
and nothing is there, perhaps scattered by the wind.
My eyes are tricked by the play of light
on each and every tree.
I sometimes sense I am not alone and someone watches me.
The stories told are mine alone.
Imagination fuels my memories and my vision is revealed.
I invite you to come and meet me in my dreams.
The photographs in the series illustrate my poem “Meet Me in My Dreams”.
The images are created using wet plate
collodion. I scan and enlarge them to enhance the organic qualities of the medium. The work speaks to family,
memory, and the ethereal passage of time.
The setting for many of the images is a fairytale landscape. My use of the young people celebrates the universal feeling of limitless potential that most people experience in their youth.
The ghostlike figures are reflections of the later years when beauty and youth begin to fade. They suggest the feeling that one is beginning to disappear and yet still present and interacting in the scene.
These are the elements of my dreams.
© Mary Anne Mitchell Photography