Vancouver photographer Dina Goldstein watched as her daughter became princess-obsessed and then witnessed as her mom was diagnosed with cancer. From happy to not-so-happy ending, the photographer became inspired to investigate what would happen if Disney princesses didn't get their happily ever afters.
Along the way, the photographer's journey led her to create the Fallen Princesses set of photographs.
Speaking to Cargo, the photographer reveals:
"The two events collided and made me wonder what a princess would look like if she had to battle a disease, struggle financially or deal with aging. Naturally they would have to deal with challenges that all modern woman face."
The artist couldn't be happier with the message that audiences have taken away from the Fallen Princesses series. Goldstein says of her work:
"Good art creates conversation and discussion so I'm really pleased that my work has sparked some controversy."
Children love the idea of "happily ever after," but the realities of life can be very different than that of a fairy tale.
You can learn more about Dina Goldstein and her amazing and breathtaking work by visiting http://dinagoldstein.com.
I have to admit that I'm a fan of the original Brothers Grimm stories more so than Disney. I have a feeling the Grimms would have enjoyed Goldstein's work more than Disney's retelling of their stories.
Photographs from the series are being shared all over the internet with Facebook and Twitter users raving about the unique take on Disney's most popular princesses.
What do you think of the Fallen Princesses series?