Portraits of Alice in Wonderland

August 25, 2013 Travis Dewitz

I thought I would share with you my Alice in Wonderland Project – Through the Looking Glass with you. I started the project earlier this year which is composed of a series portraits of Alice. I think we can all relate to Alice in one way or another. It may be her imagination, her curiosity, maybe it is just the memory of hearing the fairy-tale from your childhood. Alice is just a little girl but at the same time she is very complex. I think we all wish we could go down the rabbit hole at some point in our lives or another.

The project is about a look into who Alice is to you. It isn’t about props, the tea party, or even a floating  Cheshire Cat. The biggest hurdle for me was being able to create the “Wonderland” feel to the portraits. I wanted a magical feel that felt like you were in another world, an imaginary world, a dream world. I tried to create a feeling like this in Photoshop with different effects and colored filters. It just didn’t feel right, didn’t look authentic. I finally brainstormed an idea. The idea was to photograph the Alice portraits through a piece of 100-year-old antique glass. This glass gives the dreamy look and feel as I control the reflections to add a splash of magical 😉 I hope you enjoy the rest of the Alice in Wonderland series here.


travis dewitz pines portrait suit thumb web PhotographMy name is Travis Dewitz and I am from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. I love photography. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I specialize in these three areas of photography; CorporatePortraits, and Youth Modeling. These three areas that I offer fit my strengths and keen precision I have for these art forms. I believe the most important quality of a photograph, as in all art, is to evoke an emotional response. The bold pursuit of chasing the best one yet pushes me to continually evolve my photography vision; with precision, compassion and visual drama. ~ read more about me.

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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.

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  1. Cindy Dewitz

    Love the old glass effect. Congratulations on these being accepted.

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