Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Happily Ever After BLOW OFF

I may be totally late to the party, but I just got wind today of a photographer named Dina Goldstein and her series of work called "Fallen Princesses."  

Dina's photographs debunk the myth of the fairy tale ending where the "The 'happily ever after' is replaced with a realistic outcome and addresses current issues."  

These photographs are so hot.  They're haunting and poignant and even though most of us have enough baggage to know that fairy tales don't exist, it's striking to see a dark side to the Disney Princesses we grew up on.    

Perhaps the "fairy tale" and our romanticized notions of love are just making us miserable and lonely in the end.   If we all let go of our happily ever after expectations, maybe we'd suffer and/or commit a lot less blow offs.   What do you think, readers?   Do you still believe in fairy tales or is love a lot more complicated than that?  


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