Unhappily Ever After

PhotographerGiselle Natassia
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryRivervale, Australia
Photo Date1-10-2010
Technical InfoCanon 5D Mark II
Entry Description

Disney Princesses in the modern day/alternative realities. Photographer: Giselle Natassia Hair-Styling: Maree Giglia // Decode Hair Make-Up & Special FX: Laura Turner Make-Up Artistry Models: Cinderella - Tara Nicole Funk Ariel - Jessica Truscott Beauty - Michelle Zinko Snow White - Loren Sadik Cinderella / The Plague Any movie or pop-cultured medium that references Disney movies in a satirical tone of voice makes fun or light of the singing Disney princess that talks to birds and small rodents. Cinderella in particular, goes so far as to make clothes for her bucked toothed, rat tailed friends. With such close contact with mice which aren’t domesticated, clearly your leaving yourself open to diseases such as the plague? In this fairytale anyway. Belle / Beast Attack Having a beasty boyfriend has it’s downfalls. Enraged and tormented by his curse the beast falls into a domestic with Belle resulting in some visible signs from the assault. Snow White Snow white lives for a period of time with seven men. Not many women that I know of currently live with seven men without their being some sort of fornication afoot. Sexual intercourse with that many men is surely leaving one susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases. In this case Snow White has contracted Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. A prolific disease which attacks the immune system and can be contracted through unprotected sexual intercourse. Ariel / Human Experiment At the end of the Little Mermaid we see Triton willingly turning Ariel from a mermaid to a human. In his old age however, the transformation didn’t go quite right rendering Ariel into a half-fish/half –human hybrid. Her skin is composited of both human flesh and fish scales. She is subjected to experimentation.

About Photographer

Giselle Natassia is a concept-driven photographer specializing in abstract fashion, as well as advertising and entertainment photography. Studying at Curtin University in 2010 with a BA in Creative Advertising Design and A Bachelor of Photomedia from Edith Cowan University, she has already been featured in journals and magazines. Although relatively new to the scene and still honing her craft, she has won numerous awards both home and abroad. Constantly oscillating between dark and colourful themes, her skills best present themselves in the fusing of morbid, bizarre, romantic and tragic themes. Slightly less perverse than “fetish”, more extreme than “fashion”, Giselle’s macabre-glamour approach to photography is sure to raise eyebrows and appeal to those with an eye for the unusual. When without her camera (or Photoshop), Giselle is busy slaying zombies in various video games.