How much fun would it be if you could make childhood drawings come to life? That's what Korean artist Yeondoo Jung did with his creative Wonderland series. Jung transformed crayon drawings filled with sweet and sometimes bizarre imagery into real life photographs. Without the help of any computer graphics, Wonderland takes us from fantasy to reality in one fell swoop. For four months, Jung oversaw art classes in four kindergartens in Seoul and collected 1,200 drawings by children between the ages of five and seven. After pouring through them, he carefully selected 17 drawings and interpreted their meanings. Then he recruited 60 high school students by passing out handbills at their schools in which he invited them to act out the scenarios in the children's drawings. In order to recreate faithfully drawing details such as dresses with uneven sleeves or buttons of different sizes, he convinced five fashion designers to custom make the clothing for the photo shoot. He also made props unlike any scale found in reality but similar to those in the drawings.
Reminds me of Dave Devries' Monster Engine, where he takes children's drawings and paints them realistically. Yeondoo Jung