French photographer Thomas Czarnecki’s fallen princess series From Enchantment to Down is some dark stuff. It’s sinister, glum, and almost glib. Unlike other IRL fairy tale shoots, these princesses don’t end as alcoholic spinsters or neglected housewives. They don’t get to. The Little Mermaid, allegedly like all precocious young girls, ends up dead, wrapped in plastic. Sleeping Beauty apparently lands herself in a sex torture dungeon.
With all these ladies left slumped, discarded, alone… shock value has been achieved, but it’s not that far off. Well, according to Disney propaganda and story origin, Sleeping Beauty’s been dead out of it waiting for some princely necrophiliac to love her back to life, right? I mean, “correct.”