Thought fairy tales were lame? Wait until you see Margarita Kareva's photography.
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.
Snow White captured again with the iconic mirror belonging to her evil stepmother. Source: Facebook
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.