Michelle Mackie – Also known as Dolly is a self-taught photographer, digital artist and visual storyteller. It is with these tools that Michelle has been able to explore her own psyche, recreating forgotten joys and life’s loves, whilst vanquishing past tragedies and trauma. By combining the power of nightmares and the magic of fairytales Michelle presents her inner-self; her memories, fears and dreams in an art form that can provoke powerful emotions and connect with people in ways she never Imagined. A location is sourced, and a model is chosen, props are chosen to give extra symbolism within the work, the wardrobe is picked and angels from which shots need to be taken are already written down in one of her many note pads. Once Michelle has all she needs it's time to get creative digitally, stitching photo’s together using layers and layer mask’s, before getting to work on her textures and colour pallet that give that extra surreal tones.