Ash Myburgh
Art Director + Designer
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Grimm Tales

Grimm Tales

 

If I look back on my childhood, it paints a picture of fairytales, storybooks (you know the ones that you can actually turn the pages) and make-believe. Nowadays, it's hard to find a kid that won't know how to use an iPhone, some of whom have opted for an app or a kindle over a fairytale. Seeing this shift from generations made me feel a sense of loss for stories I held dear that were a part of my upbringing.

Grimm Tales is a photographic series that explores the thematic narrative of lost youth and addresses this generational shift and almost a grieving of a lost childhood. I decided to reflect this shift by dramatizing classic fairy tales and transform the “happy endings” into “real life endings.”

 
 
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