thomas czarnecki: from enchantment to down thomas czarnecki: from enchantment to down
feb 07, 2012

thomas czarnecki: from enchantment to down

‘from enchantment to down’ by thomas czarnecki (above) ‘my sweet prince – snow white’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘from enchantment to down’ by paris-based photographer thomas czarnecki is a collection of photographs depicting fairy-tale heroines in scenes that are darker than their idyllic stories. ranging from the little mermaid washed up on a beach shore to alice trapped in what looks to be an abandoned basement, the twisted series illustrates an alternate ending to the well-known narratives, offering a dramatic contrast to the child-like nature of the original story. haunting and disturbing, the collection remains enchanting in its own right.

‘happy end – the little red riding hood’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘just a trap – alice’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘on the other shore – the little mermaid’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘too fast – cinderella’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘not so romantic – the beauty and the beast’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘naughty girl – sleeping beauty’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘one last wish – jasmine’ image © thomas czarnecki

‘one more trophy – pocahontas’ image © thomas czarnecki

  • Pretty creepy but I like it

    chantelle says:
  • Nice junior college art class project.

    Repetitive rumplestiltskin says:
  • i like how he put the whole idea of sleeping beauty with the rape and the green airfreshners from the scene of that movie \”seven\”. very creative. very awesome. i would like to make some like these some days.

    Adrienne S. Ford says:
  • Pretty didactic. Well done technically, but it’s only a simple perversion of classic literary and media archetypes.

    sjm says:
  • Has all the elements of a viral project.

    moneymaker says:
  • is amaizing and beatiful, and have a book beyond the simples letters…

    janos65 says:
  • omg lol love it but it is a werd butt a good werd i likee it 😀

    jake howard says:
  • what a great idea! LIKE IT!(:

    ADI says:
  • Great technique, but aside from Alice they’re all the same poses so it lacks depth in story and is too repetative. Could’ve been some much better with more conceptual thought built into the poses.

    Beth says:

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