b. {in carnival-land}

originally, i wanted to photograph brie as alice in wonderland. we went to an abandoned amusement park, and the whole alice-in-wonderland concept didn’t really pan out, visually. but thematically, it works for me – alice is about being displaced, confused, and lost – all the while retaining this childlike solemnity and practicality and i think brie’s expressions really lend themselves to that.

and i still like the eerie, decrepit feel of the torn-down rides and, because it was drizzling pretty much the entire time we were there, the misty quality of the light.

there were obviously no seats on the “tilt-a-whirl”; brie was perched very precariously on metal.

"It would be so nice if something made sense for a change..."

"Well, when one's lost, i suppose it's good advice to stay where you are until someone finds you. But-but who'd ever think to look for me here?"

"I want to go home! But I can't find my way." / "Naturally. That's because you have no way. All ways here are the queen's way."

"Then it really doesn't matter which way you go."

there are film shots of this adventure as well – i’m excited to see how they turn out.

"Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe..."

i think this last one is my favorite (of course, as it was the last set of the day):

"I was just giving myself some good advice..."

alice in wonderland is my favorite movie of all time. i used to watch it every night before i went to bed, and i could probably write a thesis on why i relate so powerfully to the symbolism and themes of the story. but i won’t bore you with that. i’ll just say that anybody who’s been lost knows just how good it feels to wake up from your bad dreams and be told, ‘it’s time for tea.’ ❤

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