“Her skin was white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony.”
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Snow White
A classic story about beauty and monstrosity, kindness and jealousy, innocence and hatred
A story about the girl with pure heart and her cruel stepmother, who couldn’t bear being worse in any way. We all know that story, of course. But what if it was totally different?
I definietely have “this thing” with fairy tales villains. Probably because we usually don’t see their motivation. They’re bad, cause… they are, and that’s it. But it’s never so simple, isn’t it? No one is entirely evil or entirely good. If you’ve ever watched Once Upon A Time series, you perfectly know their version of Snow White story. Funny things is, The Evil Queen (Regina) is my favourite character in that show (along with Rumpelstiltskin, another villain). Mainly because she’s way more complex than in the classic fairy tale. She’s evil, because she’s miserable. And she’s miserable because of extreme loss, caused by… yes, no one else than Snow White!
That’s why I love this series so much – there is no such thing as pure good or pure evil there. All characters are just people, who are facing various challenges, making mistakes and changing through time. If you like interesting transformations of classic fairy tales as much as I do, you should totally watch this series (or at least first 3 seasons).
But enough about OUAT and Evil Queen, it’s not even this photo session theme 😉 To be honest, I haven’t had in mind Snow White during the photoshoot either, but the results – mostly colours palette – remind me of her. Those photos were taken in October last year in front of amazing Liberton Kirk, which looks really magical covered by colourful ivy.
So… my version of Snow White with some victorian vibes. Hope you like the results, let me know in comments below!