Dead Princess by Bruno Vilela

By: Cowbag - Sep 24, 2008   Updated: Mar 24 2011
References: brunovilela.br & juxtapoz
Belgium-based artist Bruno Vilela has taken these amazing photographs in which he poses models as dead fairytale heroines.

Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood belong to those who got the Vilela treatment.

This is part of a bigger trend based on fairy tales becoming an integral part of popular culture. Some more fairytale photography can be seen below.

Implications - While fairytales are generally considered happy, lesson-filled stories, particularly for children, they actually have quite the austere past. Many fairytales are rooted in dark and morbid themes, and today's consumers are not as turned off by such horrible takes on classic stories as they used to be, which gives creatives the opportunity to be as sinister as they want to be.