Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder version) was one of the first films that I can remember that made me fall in love with set design. I wanted to live in that movie and every time I watched it I could imagine myself there.
Last spring I spent a couple of months assisting visual artist Gunnar Montana while he created a real life Wonka World at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. Think, Giant lollipops made out of pool noodles and peppermint centerpieces made out of crushed peppermint candies. It was an epic experience working alongside Gunnar and helping bring his massive vision to life. Check out some of my favorite images below by Love Shack Photography.