Margarita Kareva’s Enchanting Photographic Fantasies

Published August 10, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
Margarita Kareva Snow White

Everyone recognizes the classic beauty of Snow White, one of the most adored fairytale princesses of all time. Source: Facebook

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva is both the subject and author of a fairy tale. Just three short years into her photography career, and she has already carved out a niche – as well as an ever-expanding fan base – in the world of fantasy photography.

Specializing in images that beautifully transform her female subjects into princesses and witches alike, there is a definitive fairytale feel in each portrait. Some are based on specific, well-known stories, but all are inspired by her love of fantasy books.

Combining real props and costumes with digital manipulations and other surreal elements, Margarita Kareva captures the wonder and imagination children feel growing up with magical characters and locations, bewitching us with her technical and creative capacities.

Margarita Kareva Snow White Mirror

Snow White captured again with the iconic mirror belonging to her evil stepmother. Source: Facebook

Evil Witch Apple

Snow White’s sworn nemesis. Source: Facebook

Evil Witch Thinking

The evil witch in deep thought, presumably planning how next to terrorize Snow White.
Source: Facebook

Margarita Kareva Wolf mother

This princess sits among her wolves on the edge of the forest.
Stretching after a nap in the mystic garden.
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Margarita Kareva Winter Months

This s beauty seems more suited for the summer months.
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Margarita Kareva White Witch

The witch and her companions conjuring up their next horrible deed. Source: Facebook

Mouse Servants

The white witch’s servants cling to the wall behind her, in their dark lair.
Source: Facebook

Margarita Kareva Top Hat

She looks like she would be equally right at home in a story of vampires or a tale of steampunk ilk. Source: Facebook

Margarita Kareva Top Hat Close

Victorian beauty and grace.
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Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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