In reality, not everyone has their fairytale ending.
Not even Disney Princesses… At least according to Paris-based photographer Thomas Czarnecki.
His series From Enchantment to Down shows a more darker take on our favourite Disney Princesses, and their happy endings.
These images have been circulating on the internet for some time. While some say his work is a twisted take on the “romantic ending” version of classic Disney stories, I say it’s a more realistic take on how life might actually unfurl if these “princesses” were living in this reality and with no handsome prince to save them from themselves.
Alice – Did she really fall down the rabbit hole, or was this innocent – perhaps stupidly so – girl lured into a trap?
Pocahontas – A Native American woman, who instead of falling in love with the handsome “explorer”, is instead taken as a trophy.
Sleeping Beauty – She didn’t fall victim to an evil witch; she’s just a junkie passed out in a cruddy room, the “enchanted forest” a mass of Pine Fresh air-fresherners hanging from the ceiling.
Ariel – She’s no beautiful mermaid saved from her life of no legs – looks more like she’s been taken advantage of then wrapped in plastic, drowned and has then washed up on the beach.
Cinderella – Looks like your mum was right when she said no running on the stairs!
Take what you will from the images – do you see the dark reality that I do? Or something else? Either way, the works are beautiful. Follow the links through to Thomas’s website to see his other series.