Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Happily Ever After? The Fallen Princesses

I saw this picture in a magazine. I think is says so much about the fantasy—the fairy tale—versus the reality of love, marriage and motherhood. I'm pretty sure most women who have a spouse and children can relate to Snow White's post-Happily Ever After life in this shot. Not that every day is like this, but even the most charming Prince Charming isn't charming all the time. And a frazzled, sleep-deprived Princess is no treat either. The photograph is part of a series by photographer Dina Goldstein called "Fallen Princesses." You can check out the original image, and the even less enchanted lives of Cinderella, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty and others, at www.fallenprincesses.com.

3 comments:

BB said...

That picture is worth a 1000 words!

Stephanie said...

I love the Snow White photo. I have to say Snow White was always my favorite princess and I only realized the power of that movie when I re-viewed it as an adult. Most of the women I know have one of the princesses that they identify strongly with. Some even seem to be very defensive of "their" princess. On one blog, a woman said Belle had been her favorite and she KNEW Belle would NEVER get plastic surgery because she was way too smart for that. I don't really know what Belle would or would not do but I found the woman's comment to be so intriguing.

(Out of curiosity, I had to check out the rest of the photos as well. They are stunning. I am truly amazed at them, even though some of the images are a bit disturbing or unnerving.)

Melissa said...

Yes, some of the other images are disturbing and unnerving. Snow White is doing well compared to several of the other gals

 

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