Fairytales—at least as we know them—are a childhood staple. We know the classics by heart, but our beloved Disney-diluted iterations couldn’t be further from their true, markedly more sinister origins. The Brothers Grimm, a pair of German siblings who created some of the original tales in the 19th century, didn’t shy away from any gory details. In fact, not many of the original authors of our favorite fairytales did.
Painted with cheetah spots and cotton candy pink fur, the polished pooches in photographer Paul Nathan’s “Groomed” series are better suited for a high-fashion runway than the pet store. New York-based Nathan provides a (colorful) look into the world of creative dog grooming, which is equal parts delightful and totally bizarre.
It’s all too easy for us to lose sight of ourselves when fulfilling the dull demands of the daily grind. Routines often put a damper on our creative potential, but for Lebanese artist Lara Zankoul, the day-to-day drudgery was the wake up call she needed to harness her creativity. Once constricted to the confines of a cubicle, Zankoul stumbled across the art of fine photography as a momentary escape, and ultimately swapped pencils and paper clips for an entirely different world all together.