Today, many photographers opt to forego realism for aesthetics more fantastic in nature. Though the fairytales and folklore that inspire them are centuries-old, many of these photographers seek to modernize them through their whimsical work. Here, we present and explore a striking selection of fairytale-inspired photography. Each unique series showcases the photographer's artistic approach to both the craft itself and to the storybook tales they seek to reinterpret.
Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou
Inspired by the Earth's enchanting beauty, today's top designers often create pieces evocative of nature.
Today, many artists strive to find inventive new ways to produce paintings.
When one thinks of floral arrangements, images of perfect bouquets and conventional centerpieces are likely to spring to mind. While these traditional takes on flower displays are undoubtedly rooted in art, many contemporary creatives have taken the craft to the next level with their artistic and unconventional arrangements. Ranging from abstract studies of color and balance to figurative pieces reminiscent of drawings and paintings, the compositions showcase the striking beauty of botanicals. Additionally, each piece conveys the artist's unique interpretation of flower art and his or her approach to the unconventional and unexpected medium.
Thanks to a batch of particularly artistic bakers, today's cakes are so much more than delicious desserts.
Celebrated for its versatility, Art Nouveau is an aesthetic genre with roots in a myriad of mediums, movements, and even inspirations.
Given their power, prowess, and place in the food chain, one may not expect to see a vulnerable side to lions. Unfortunately, however, trophy hunting and poaching have drastically affected the big cats' populations, historic range, and—as in the case of Clarence, a dominant male lion—individual livelihood. In 2011, Clarence became trapped in a deadly poaching snare in Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park.
Thanks to a surge in ocean-inspired designers, there's never been a better time to take the plunge and embrace your...
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Celebrated for his colorful creations and avant-garde approach to architecture, Antoni Gaudí is held as a key figure in the modernist movement. In addition to introducing Spain to the Art Nouveau style, the Spanish creative is renowned for the eclectic-yet-unified nature of his projects. Though most of these works are found in and around Barcelona, his influences can be found throughout all of Europe and beyond.
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As a self-proclaimed “cabinet of chic curiosities,” MessyNessyChic is a whimsical website dedicated to all things unusual.
Drawn to arctic scenery, photographer Jan Erik Waider skillfully captures the “rugged charm and pristine beauty” of Nordic nature.