Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Sorta Fairytale



"In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairy tales should be respected."

-Charles Dickens


These are the photos that Dina Goldstein took for her exhibit called "Fallen Princesses" (located at fallenprincesses.com). Goldstein not only respects the fairy tale in these photos but shows the grim reality of being a princess. The meaning behind each one, while easy to see in many, is also up to interpretation by the viewer. Fantastic, thought-provoking, and harrowing are the words I describe this exhibit with.

Above is Cinderella, still looking for her Prince Charming.



Ariel, who longs to be out of this sea.



How some may wrongly stereotype Jasmine to be.



Belle, achieving her "beauty" (one of my favorites)



Rapunzel, Rapunzel, who cannot let down her long hair.



Snow White's unhappy ending.



Sleeping Beauty who slept for a 100 years (it broke my heart to look at).



Red Riding Hood off to Grandmother's for lunch.



Good luck finding that pea, princess.

Love to you all,
Heather

7 comments:

Phoebe Rose said...

That last picture is so cool. I love the setting against the fairytale scene, amazing!

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fashion artique said...

omg the pictures are awesomeee thanks for putting them uppp. they are so freakyy

Marian said...

stunning images! each i could stare at forever honey
xx
marian

Liya said...

wow these are amaaaaaaaaazing

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Chasing Cherries said...

Wow... Those pictures are awesome!! Love them all! So much fun to watch!

bijoubijou said...

these pics are awesome - what a cool project...thanks for sharing!

Fantastical Fashion said...

I LOVE this post :)
I adore shoots that are more creative like this, some of the mainstream stories get so dull to look at from time to time.... Thanks for sharing these hun!
- FF x