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Disney Princesses Reimagined As Different Ethnicities

Disney Princesses Reimagined As Different Ethnicities

Disney Princesses Reimagined As Different Ethnicities

The artist behind the Let There Be Doodles Tumblr blog modified 10 Disney princesses and imagined what they might look like if they were from different ethnicities. The modified pictures make for an interesting thought experiment – how different might Sleeping Beauty have looked if Princess Aurora was Jamaican or Argentinian? How might Mulan look if the same story happened in the defense of Rome or Egypt? As the artist points out, “fairy tales are constantly being taken out of their cultural context. Most of the fairy tales that we know now were taken out of their original cultural context and altered. Aladdin was originally set in China. The Frog Prince was Latin, and was altered over and over again in several countries.”

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Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Oleg Oprisco, a talented photographer from Lviv, Ukraine creates images of elegant women in magical and stunning fairy tale-like settings. There’s one difference though that sets him apart from most photographers, Oprisco shoots using an old $50 film camera.

And because he shoots with film means that everything you in these photos had to be created exactly that way. “I’ve found it ideal to do everything myself. I come up with a concept, create the clothing, choose the location and direct the hair and makeup,” Oprisco explained in an interview with Bored Panda. “Before shooting, I plan the overall color scheme. According to the chosen palette, I select clothes, props, location, etc, making sure that all of it plays within a single color range.” He uses Kiev 6C and Kiev 88 cameras with medium-format film and a variety of lenses.

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

Stunning Surreal Photos Taken With An Old $50 Film Camera

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Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland by Kirsty Mitchell

Wonderland is an ongoing series of portraits by UK photographer Kirsty Mitchell as a part tribute to her mother, part conceptual photography and part exploration of costume and set design. Her mother’s death in 2008 filled Mitchell an emptiness that she sought an outlet to fill the vacuum. She revisited the fairy tales her mother used to share with her as a child and decided to use them as an inspiration for a series of portraits that would make use of her background in fashion and costume making.

Each costume and prop is painstakingly handmade, and each set is actually as beautiful as it looks in her photographs. Mitchell uses little artificial light during her shoots and only selects naturally beautiful locations around her home. Some scenes in Wonderland (2009-2012) required a twelve-month wait to capture the blooming seasonal flowers that are then around only for a two-week period.

What makes Wonderland magical is that it’s real. Most fantasy worlds today are created digitally in post production, thanks to Photoshop. But those in Wonderland are created with intensive handcrafting of props and costumes, real locations, the time and work for the preparation of the photo shoot and the intense dedication of Mitchell she brings to her heart.

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Underwater by Zena Holloway

Underwater by Zena Holloway

Underwater by Zena Holloway

I really enjoyed looking through the photos of Zena Holloway and had a hard time picking out which one should I use in this post because honestly, they are all amazing.

This stylish underwater image is just one of the many breathtaking, ethereal and magical photos that can be found in her underwater photography projects. She can do both commercial work and fine art so easily. Her creativity results in fairy tale-like images that are sure to take your imagination to a higher level.

Zena Holloway was first a scuba diver before she became an underwater photographer. Working as a diving instructor, she began taking shots, experimenting with the scenes and taught herself the skills needed to master such difficult techniques. Since then, Holloway has become one of the biggest names of in underwater photography and worked with big clients like George Jensen, Sony, Elle Style Awards and many more.

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