Menu
PHOTOGRAPHY

Dark, Mysterious Fairytales by Ekaterina Belinskaya

Remember Disney’s Snow White? Or The Little Mermaid? The classic Disney films we all loved as a child have a much darker origin than many know. Snow White’s stepmother for instance, in the original story from 1812 written by the Grimm brothers, wanted to have Snow White murdered so she could eat her lover and lungs. When that didn’t work out the way she wanted she was sentenced to death by dancing in red-hot iron shoes until she died. Or Ariel, everyone’s favorite red-head? In the original, penned by Hans Christian Andersen, Ariel wasn’t as lucky as in the Disney film. After her deal with the sea witch her legs hurt all the time, Prince Eric marries another woman and Ariel throws herself in the ocean where she dissolves into sea foam.

Although the dark parts of the tales were left out of many modern day adaptations, there are still artists that cherish the original fairytale gloom. Photographer Ekaterina Belinskaya is one of them. Her eerie stories look magnificent and perfect, yet always have a hidden layer of darkness in them.

Born in Moscow, Ekaterina Belinskaya currently lives in Los Angeles. Always passionate about science, Ekaterina studied to become an engineer-ecologist. Whilst studying on University she discovered photography and decided to pursue her career in photography. Several years later Ekaterina’s portfolio reads like an epic book of fairy tales: fantastic costumes, perfect make-up, enchanting models and locations that look too dreamy to be true: every photo series tells a story. Both in the free work and in her editorial work Ekaterina works with a team of creatives to shape modern fairy tales, and – fortunately for us – with that dark twist that made the original, classic fairy tales so iconic.

Read more about Ekaterina in Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Issue 010 | September 2015

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

Beautiful Bizarre: Ekaterina Belinskaya

About Author

Designer & founder of art-blog Bleaq. Loves films, series, books, cuteness and all things creepy & macabre.

No Comments

    Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    SUBSCRIBE TO THE BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE EMAIL LIST



    Beautiful Bizarre will never supply your information to anyone else without your explicit permission - see our PRIVACY POLICY.

    Join the Beautiful Bizarre email list

     


    Beautiful Bizarre Magazine takes your privacy seriously, we will
    never share your information without your express permission.