Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight out of a storybook. Some of the images are clear allusions to well-known tales like Snow White and Cinderella, while others create a more general aura of enchantment that's equally stunning.
Amazingly, Kareva has only been pursuing photography for three and a half years, ever since she received an SLR for her birthday. She told 500px ISO, “I wasn't even thinking that I would be doing photography and that it would become the biggest passion of my life. I guess you can say that I'm just getting started with this art and my personal photography story is still in its infancy.”