Mr. Velveteen by Alyson Holder

Barbados photographer Alyson Holder submitted us her latest series, Mr. Velveteen. Based on the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, she shot this project using friends as subject and was attracted to the grit, texture and architecture of the area and the way it underlined the difference between one world and the other.

Walking through the area with no props Holder was able to imagine what it would be like for a previously whimsical character to walk into the ambiance and smells of a place like Bridgetown. She shot the character as an uncomfortable but curious visitor; reminiscent of traveler’s photos she remember for her family’s albums from the 70s and 80s. This was a way of creating her own ending for the story, one more realistic and relatable.