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
Snow White’s sworn nemesis. Source: Facebook
The evil witch in deep thought, presumably planning how next to terrorize Snow White.
This princess sits among her wolves on the edge of the forest.
Stretching after a nap in the mystic garden.
This s beauty seems more suited for the summer months.
The witch and her companions conjuring up their next horrible deed. Source: Facebook
The white witch’s servants cling to the wall behind her, in their dark lair.
She looks like she would be equally right at home in a story of vampires or a tale of steampunk ilk. Source: Facebook
Victorian beauty and grace.