fallen princess

I like Disney movies. And I am not ashamed. So I was quite taken with this Fallen Princess photography series by Dina Goldstein (to the left.) The images have been acquiring plenty of buzz and discussion on a myriad of blogs and I am pretty sure that was the idea. But I must admit this is one of those topics that has always fascinated me. After all, it has been looked at in a variety of mediums. My favorite example is the Broadway show, Into the Woods, by Stephen Sondheim. There is a moment (after the happily ever after) where Cinderella discovers that her prince has been cheating on her. His response: “I was raised to be charming, not sincere.” It’s funny, but it also rings true with a frightening realism that the things we tell our children to aspire to may be terribly detrimental when taken off the storybook page and into the real world. That ladies and gents is the moral of the story!

Anyway, I am sure I could go on and on about the subject. The bottom line? I think these photos are great, especially when looked at in comparison to the lovely collection of
Disney character photographs taken by Annie Leiborvitz (to the right.) It’s like the perfect juxtaposition of dream and disaster. Good stuff.

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