Untold Fairy Tales

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  • Untold Fairy Tales
    Conceptual Self Portraits
  • Untold Fairytales is a series of conceptual self portraits inspired by the imagery often found in early children’s fairy tales, which tend to have underlying themes of isolation and the dissolution of innocence.

    Each image is based on a loose interpretation of the thematic elements from old fairy tales, which I used as a base to explore the archetypes which are frequently found in these stories. I was especially interested in the inquisitive searcher who becomes lost in the scene of her own curiosity and the explorer who ultimately becomes a prisoner of either another character or of the environment itself.

    Most of these photographs were staged behind glass or gossamer fabric to create an in-camera illusion of a scene that is quickly disappearing to fade into another.

  • Awake
  • Wheat
  • Poison Traders
  • Perfume
  • Tears
  • I Brought You Flowers
  • White Forest
  • Frozen Charlotte
  • Iced
  • Bound
  • Abandoned
  • Whirl