Alice's Adventures (Paperback)
Thames & Hudson, 9780500292907, 224pp.
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Displaying an uncommon flair for storytelling that imbues each image with a sense of wonder, Alice Hawkins's work explores the importance of individuality, role play, dressing up, fantasy, and playfulness.
Her extended series of stylized "fashion portraits" from around the world question and ultimately celebrate beauty and the representation of the feminine outside of the mainstream. Her photographs for some of the world's leading fashion magazines document the men and women Hawkins has encountered on "road trips" in far-flung locations, focusing on people she sees on the street or locals whose particular style or appearance she has sought out in lieu of fashion models'.
Intimate and eclectic, this book chronicles Hawkins's creative process, from sketchbooks and behind-the-scenes Polaroids to final images. Organized by location and interspersed with short contributions from some of Hawkins's key mentors and collaborators, Alice's Adventures is a mesmerizing and highly original visual journey.