Thursday, 9 February 2012
Disney Heroines Meet Their Demise In A Twisted Take On Fairytale Endings
The French photographer's series, 'From Enchantment to Down', includes alternate endings for The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and other saccharine heroines. But in his re-imagining, the women meet their demise.
The series of sinister images, which walks viewers into crime scenes, feature most of the princesses splayed face down in abandoned rooms, as if having tripped and fallen, their high heels tumbling off their feet in attempt to flee an attacker.
Jasmine's legs appear from behind a lighted hallway, a blue puff of smoke from a genie lamp suggesting someone else was just here.
A flame-haired Ariel is washed ashore but appears limp and lifeless, her legs bound in seaweed and plastic between a pair of rocks.
Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood, as if caught by surprise, have dropped their baskets of fruit in two other scenes, while Alice in Wonderland is slumped over in a chair, feet away from a dead white rabbit, in an abandoned basement.
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