Fairy tales of the past were often full of macabre and gruesome twists and endings. Miwa Yanagi is a Japanese photographic artist. Miwa Yanagi creates an elaborate, thoroughly thought out, and often costly staged event using female models ranging in different ages. These female models may display ages quite different from their own in the photos. The end result is a surrealistic image of everyday life.
These pictures and ideas are not for everyone. There are disturbing images and suggestions of the ‘gruesome nature behind fairy tales’ in this artist’s work. I am posting what I consider to be the least disturbing of her photographs from the exhibit titled “Fairy Tale”.
photo source: yanagimiwa.net