I am a sucker for a good fairy tale.
Even before they came back in vogue with shows like “Once Upon A Time” and “Grimm,” I liked fairy tales.
Yes, I’ve heard the cons—
The fairy tale format is so ingrained in society that from a young age women are taught to believe that they can’t handle situations themselves and are dependent on men to rescue them.
But I think the pros are stronger—
Fairy tales teach us to set goals, to strive for more. They teach us values like integrity; honor; perseverance; and they help us to believe (no matter how corrupt the world) that good/righteous behavior can conquer evil.
And, despite being a bit of a realist (pessimist?), I absolutely believe that there is a place for idealism.
Yes. I like fairy tales.
So, when I came across these images from photographer Eugenio Recuenco I became enraptured with his retelling of the tales. And of course I had to share them with you:
What do you think of the Eugenio Recuenco fairy tales?