The first artist I have chosen to focus on in relation to my work is Rosie Hardy.I discovered Rosie Hardy's work on Flickr when I was researching for ideas on my photoshoots and found that she had produced a set of photographs which which followed the same basic idea that I wanted for mine. She had taken things that already existed and made unique and artistic interpretations of those things.In this particular set of photographs, Hardy has taken different fairytales and made modern day versions of them by mixing them with current ethical, economic and life problems such as drug abuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders and global warming. For example, the picture below follows the theme of Goldilocks And The Three Bears placed with the issue of bulimia, saying that after Goldilocks ate the three bear's porridge, she felt so bad about it, that she purged it into their toilet. The picture above is in the theme of Puss In Boots and her secret life as a postitute. In the caption she left under the photo on Flickr, she explains the issues being that a lot of prostitutes, around 78%, have been threatened with a weapon and physically harmed. Also, she noted that a lot of prostitutes had been previously abused by a care-giver. So, not only are her photos visually impressive and there has been immense concentration given to the small details, they address current problems that the average person maybe wouldn't really think about until they were to read the statements with the photographs.Hardy's set of photographs put fairytales in a very different light to how they are told to us when we are younger; it shows the darker side of them, pulling them into a form of reality close to our own.