We wanted something appealing, and we thought of a tiny bit of a mouse that would have something of the wistfulness of Chaplin — a little fellow trying to do the best he could. When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity. I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse.
– Walt Disney
Walt Disney inspires me in my photography because he never lost the child inside him that could imagine new things and ideas. This in my opinion is what helped him gain the success he achieved. They say it was all started by a mouse, but it was really started by a man, Walt he had the vision and followed his dreams no matter what. I want to do this with my photography, create an image that people can use as a starting point for their own dreams and imaginations, so they can create a new photograph in their head using mine as a starting point.
“Too many people grow up. That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don’t remember what it’s like to be 12 years old. They patronise, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won’t do that.”
– Walt Disney
I always like to take photographs where-ever I go, but usually with my point and shoot Nikon coolpix camera. So when I knew I was going on holiday to America with my family and boyfriend I decided to take my proper digital SLR camera, my Lumix G1, with me so I could take some photographs.
Here are 28 of the best photographs out of the 894 I took. Some were taken on my Nikon point and shoot, others on my Lumix G1. But even though I was on holiday I always had the photo diary task in the back of my mind, so I took normal holiday shots and thought out photography shots.
Walt Disney World is, I think my favourite place to photograph especially when the sky is vivid blue and full of fluffy clouds. Everything is colourful which when photographed retains its vibrancy. I have always enjoyed photographing on holiday, I like to retain memories in pictures, the pictures remind us of of good times we had with important people. My photographs show a place I will always go back to, Universal and Walt Disney world, but what they dont show is the memories behind each image because I hold them, a photograph is a thousand words, but only to the people who experienced the event in the photograph.
Walt Disney World is my ‘Happiest place on Earth’.
Here are a few photographs from my recent holiday to Florida. I went with my family and my boyfriend David. We stayed in the Saratoga Springs hotel on Walt Disney World property, so we could easily get buses to the Disney parks and my dad gave me and David a lift to Universal for 2 days to see Harry Potter world. I just wanted to put a few photographs on here now to show a glimspe of the photos I took. They are not photo-shopped at all, I have 894 photographs to go through on photoshop so I need a bit of time to do that. I will create a nice series of photographs, maybe 10 or 20 together. Here is a sample of some of the images I took.