Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.
She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.
‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here)
Michael Caine & Bianca Jagger circa 1968
“At 15, headstrong Bianca won a scholarship to the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, where her uncle was cultural attaché Bianca reports proudly, “I studied hard and remained a virgin till 18½.” Her “almost first lover” was actor Michael Caine (whom she met through his tailor who happened to be making a suit for her), and she moved to England with him. “Caine was unkind, superficial and kept me like I was his geisha,” she recalls. Michael, more generous in his recollections, found Bianca “one of the most intelligent girls in town.” At 20, she left him for French record mogul Eddie Barclay.” (People)
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