Dark Fairytale Photos of Women Stranded in Nature


Dutch photographer Ellen Kooi produces eye-catching images with elements of surrealism that seem like scenes from a dark fairytale. Each photo in her growing collection of work features its own imaginative narrative, leaving the viewer to decide what happened to lead each subject into the eerily scenic destination.

Using the beautifully haunting forests and fields of Holland as her backdrop, Kooi carefully sets the scene for each of her images of these women and young girls stranded in nature. In a sense, the environment plays a significant role, almost serving as a second character.

Each element complements the other and works in unison to heighten the effective display of the female form interacting with nature. One also can't help but notice a resemblance between some of Kooi's work and Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World painting. Her images seem like modern-day interpretations of the artist's iconic American painting.








Ellen Kooi website
via [this isn't happiness]

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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