Friday, June 19, 2009

Fairytales...

Today was the most boring day at work. It was an optional holiday so no one was there, and I just sat around purusing the Internet all day. I came across a neat series of photos today called “Fallen Princesses”. The pictures were taken by photographer Diana Goldstein, who stated

"As a young girl, growing up abroad, I was not exposed to Fairy tales. These new discoveries lead to my fascination with the origins of Fairy tales. I explored the original brothers Grimm's stories and found that they have very dark and sometimes gruesome aspects, many of which were changed by Disney. I began to imagine Disney's perfect Princesses juxtaposed with real issues that were affecting women around me, such as illness, addiction and self-image issues."


Beauty and the Beast (Belle)
Sleeping Beauty
Little Red Robin Hood

Rapunzel

Snow White
(I would think on a Prince's salary they could afford
a bigger T.V)
Cinderella
(I bet she started drinking from all the abuse she suffered from her
wicked step-mother and step-sisters...or could have been the singing
and dancing animals that make her looney)
Hope Everyone has a good Weekend!

9 comments:

  1. Can I just have the images of the Disney ones back? HeeHee I like my fairy tales. :-)

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  3. I just found this artist too! Love the images. As a fellow fairy tale artist, I'm very much inspired. I always hated that they put Sleeping Beauty in pink when they had the princesses en masse.

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  4. wow, those are strong images....I suppose she's trying to tell us that everything is not always as its seems and that there is no such thing as a fairytale..which shaters my childhood illusions :)

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  5. Those are pretty much great. It's so interesting to see those right after my trip to Disney. It really brings out the bizarre of the whole place.

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  6. These pics are so funny! Love the Rapunzel especially. lol. Thanks for making me laugh.

    Rheea

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  7. i LOVE reading your blog, you seem such a sweetie <3 and it's so nice to know there is someone as bubbly and sparkly as you in the world! sorry, i got a little soppy there! xxxx

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