Brian Kaldorf is a local photographer who I had the pleasure of meeting and being photographed by last summer for a local publication. The picture never ran (long story), but here is the final version of it:
(image courtesy of Brian Kaldorf Photography)
First, the concept was all Brian’s. I was told to bring a white button down shirt to his studio. Since I’m a good sport who would much rather take a fun picture than a serious wind in the hair, work it, work it, tiger says mmmrowr picture, I happily obliged, even when handed the giant black glasses. I never wore a black and gold tie, so that was something he added to the picture after the fact, but it looks like I’m actually wearing it. Talent.
I never shared the picture with you because, well, and I say this from the bottom of my heart, I much prefer you don’t look at me. I’m serious. Ask my husband. The other day we were driving somewhere, to downtown I think, and I fell asleep in the passenger seat (as opposed to those times I fall asleep at the wheel, natch). We were stopped at a light when I woke up to find my husband just looking at me and while most women would be all, “My man loves me and wishes to gaze upon my countenance. How sweet.” I was all, “STOP FREAKING LOOKING AT ME!”
Anyway, I wanted to share Brian’s picture of me now because I found this series of photographs he recently did that center around Alice in Wonderland and they are just amazing.
If you have one of those funky offices full of modern furniture, or a colorful playroom, or if you work in a colorful, hip, creative office where people get to wear jeans to work everyday (hiya, Google), then I guarantee these will look fantastic hanging on your walls. And they’re affordable!
My two faves are below, but you must check out the whole series to see his beautiful imagining of the Cheshire Cat, Alice falling through the rabbit hole, the flowers, the caterpillar and the tea party.
Alice and “Drink me”:
Alice in the Queen’s court:
(photos courtesy of Brian Kaldorf Photography)
Now, if you’ll excuse me. I need to find a phone booth to change in. I hear the distressing call of a pigeon that needs to die.
As if there was ever any doubt about what my super power would be.