Vancouver based editorial and portrait photographer. She is working on a really cool series I thought people would enjoy. Here is a statement of the series:
"These works place Fairy Tale characters in modern day scenarios. In all of the images the Princess is placed in an environment that articulates her conflict. The '...happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues.
The project was inspired by my observation of three-year-old girls, who were developing an interest in Disney's Fairy tales. As a new mother I have been able to get a close up look at the phenomenon of young girls fascinated with Princesses and their desire to dress up like them. The Disney versions almost always have sad beginning, with an overbearing female villain, and the end is predictably a happy one. The Prince usually saves the day and makes the victimized young beauty into a Princess.
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."
Ah yes, I remember seeing these somewhere. They were pretty cool. I wonder if there is any photoshop involved or were they all photographed on site other than the obvious jasmin one.
Oh im sure theres photoshop use in each one. From simple color correction and touch-ups all the way up to major alterations.
It seems to be a standard with photography now. There are few out there that keep photoshop out of the equation. I'll add a photographer that makes insane photos, with no computer help whatsoever, all darkroom. Jerry Uelsmann