i think i'll kick off a cool project from now on, writing about a different artist each month. it'll be someone not so popular who catches my attention for a particular skill, or others who are already pretty famous and need to be celebrated.
this january i'll focus on a bunch of minds who came up with different representations of the traditional fairytale princesses. they may seem perverted concepts to the audience, but i think it's a unique way to place characters in their own personal and sometimes conflictual enviroments.
vancouver based photographer dina goldstein places her princesses in modern days scenario. in her series the 'happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues.
among dina's 'fallen princesses' you can find cinderella who needs a ride
jasmine at war
or snowhite not happily married
i'm not sure how alice would interpretate these images if i showed her. she's all about princesses now and i wonder what she'd say if she saw her favorite ariel trapped like this: