The fallen Princesses of Dina Goldstein

published in: Art, Photography By Apostolos Mitsios, 18 September 2009

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photo © Dina Goldstein

Parent advisory: the following photos are certainly not for the faint-hearted! All fairy tales have good endings, don’t they? At least that’s what everybody wanted us to believe till now. Well, it’s time to reveal the aching truth: reality always is stronger than fiction and Yatzer, after having spent loads of money on private detectives, finally found where all those Disney princesses have ended up. Life didn’t treat well snow white, four children and a lazy husband is something that cannot be handled easily. And sleeping beauty seems to be a protagonist of her own plastic botox horror show.  Little red riding hood is rather a big fat can’t-ride-a bicycle teenage girl with eating disorders and the little mermaid is a zoo slave, condemned to give bad paid shows for little children. Truth obviously hurts in the mind of Canadian photographer Dina Goldstein that tried to give her particular view on fairy tale tragedies. We hope you enjoy her ironic take on Disney princesses and think twice about believing a fairy tale next time!

photo © Dina Goldstein

photo © Dina Goldstein

photo © Dina Goldstein

 photo © Dina Goldstein
+ featured in the latest AIAP book (American Illustration+ American Photography book)

photo © Dina Goldstein

photo © Dina Goldstein
+ featured in the latest AIAP book (American Illustration+ American Photography book)
+ 3d prize award / Honor of Distinction /// for the category of Fine Arts in the 3d annual Photography Masters cup

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  • friend
    discolata | 2009-09-18 10:46:02

    oh my gawwd, amazing work. (yes, the castle is now collapsing)

  • friend
    tr0l | 2009-09-18 10:55:56

    In fear or repeating myself, let me just say again that Dina is great. Very interesting also she started developing this concept while watching her own kids obsess over Disney characters. Excellent.

  • friend
    NunyaBeezwax | 2009-09-19 07:39:57

    I love the Snow White photo, the style is perfect.

  • friend
    natalia | 2009-09-23 01:58:59

    it's really funny

  • friend
    Kneco | 2009-10-12 20:20:02

    I love it! It gives us a whole other story, after the fairy tale ends.

  • friend
    JulianHt | 2009-11-03 23:46:15

    Scary and rather negative pictures.

  • friend
    Sava | 2009-11-04 08:12:49

    Really great work. I love the last one with Snow White and her babies :)

  • friend
    Pilar | 2009-11-14 00:02:43

    What black sense of humour! Love it and suffer it, too!

  • friend
    saucypirate | 2009-11-14 00:32:42

    The pictures are amazing work, but I have to point out something small in your introduction. It is not Sleeping Beauty in the plastic surgery picture, it's Belle (or Beauty) from Beauty and the Beast. An amazingly apt allegory at how far people will go to remain beautiful.

  • friend
    Working Author | 2009-11-22 19:33:04

    Snow White should have had 7 children to really be in line with her tale. RenΓ© www.workingauthor.com

  • friend
    chelsea | 2010-05-10 08:09:16

    This reminds me of the Sara Bareilles song 'Fairytale.' Great concept, I love the finished product.

  • friend
    Voz | 2010-07-05 20:28:16

    Really nice Pitures this. I seem to remember one of Princess Jasmine as well, isn't that so? oh well. Good post anyhoo. =)

  • friend
    erica o | 2010-08-03 08:09:48

    I am in love with Rapunzel the cancer patient. I mean yes, that is really horrible, but also really ironic and great.

  • friend
    Abstract Artist | 2010-08-03 16:21:32

    I've seen these before except the one with sleeping beauty at the old folks home. A very interesting one. Old folks homes are so tragic.

  • friend
    Kat | 2010-08-20 12:35:04

    These are so funny.Haha.

  • friend
    jack | 2011-02-05 03:56:38

    wow how incredibly depressing

  • friend
    Trevor Brown | 2011-03-16 20:36:23

    These are great! We love fairy tales when we are children but they are so misleading. Alice doesn't stay in wonderland her whole life. Reality hurts!

  • friend
    elena | 2011-04-22 20:33:09

    this cracked me up! the snow white and sleeping beauty pics were the best!

  • friend
    cskelt | 2011-05-30 21:18:52

    Cinderella takes the cake for me. Well done.

  • friend
    Ash | 2012-02-27 09:09:31

    That's Belle under the knife, and Sleeping Beauty staying young as her husband ages.

  • friend
    charlie | 2012-03-04 23:18:52

    "We hope you enjoy her ironic take on Disney princesses and think twice about believing a fairy tale next time!" ....how depressed is this writer?

  • friend
    tom | 2013-08-03 14:49:02

    It is supposed to be funny, how depressed are you that you can't laugh?

  • friend
    tom | 2013-08-03 14:46:49

    I love it! Real creative.

  • friend
    Philip | 2013-12-08 04:19:20

    I love these, the mixture of idealistic fairytales and grim reality bring the images together. Excellent!

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