The Prisonner

PhotographerCatherine Rondeau
PrizeFine Art / Collage
Entry Description

Inspired by my research into the perception of wonderment in folk and fairy tales, I am currently working on a series of images that portray the way children daily use their imagination to go, much like Alice in Wonderland, beyond the looking glass in order to release inner tensions and negotiate their place in the world. For a child's fantasy life is composed of a mixture of often contradictory fears and desires which when played with help to better deal with the very real pressures of growing-up.

About Photographer

Catherine Rondeau is a fine art photographer, videographer and author. Over the last few years, she has developed an acute interest for surrealism and now specializes in the creation of whimsical dreamlike photo montages that blur the boundaries between fiction and reality. Inspired by her research into the perception of wonderment in folk and fairy tales, she is currently working on a series of images that portray the way children daily use their imagination to go, much like Alice in Wonderland, beyond the looking glass in order to release inner tensions. Tinged with poetry and expressive candor, her dreamlike trompe l'oeil compositions are invitations to dive into the swarming and colorful reverie of a child busy negotiating her place in the world.