Over the last year Melissa has shown me her portfolio of spellbinding images from two series, 'Behind the Glass Curtain
' and 'Somewhere Between Sleep and the Clouds
'. I've watched the progression and development, and relished her enjoyment of and enthusiasm for her personal work. During a portfolio review recently, we discussed 'lucid dreaming
', a talent some people have for taking control of their dreams whilst in them, which could be great fun.
From 'Somewhere Between Sleep and the Clouds':
"Inspired by the mythical worlds in films and fairy tales, the photo montages in this series evoke our timeless penchant for escapism by using imagination and whimsy as a counter point to the banality and stresses of the modern condition. Through these interwoven images, I attempt to create a surreal and illusory world of boundless possibilities and unbridled creativity."
Every image within each montage is created by Melissa. © Melissa Lynn