The Internet is obsessed with re-imaginations of Disney princesses.
But you have to admit each and every one of these represent something new and unique.
The following photo series by photographer Tony Ross in collaboration with designer Nephi Garcia brings something very refreshing and amazing to the table. You see, this series is all about seeing the Disney princesses all grown up and becoming Queens.
All the women photographed are actually mother and daughters in real life except Snow White who is portrayed by daughter-in-law and mother-in-law.
I was hoping to show them that these princesses are not just meant to dress up prettily, but they each have a responsibility. A sense of realism, you know. I want to show the world that they are independent and mature. That they’ve had a fulfilled life.
#2 Snow White.
We aimed to touch more on the sentimental aspect of the characters and tied it in with such an important part of everyone’s lives, the relationships we have with our mothers and others.
It was more than just a concept to try out but a heartfelt message that many can personally relate to.
We reached out to friends and family we personally knew. We tried to keep it within a more personal group of people we knew would be truly interested in the project who could represent the theme powerfully.
The main goal with this project was to remind not only mothers and daughters, but everyone and their loved ones, to always appreciate the time spent together and the impact they have on each other’s lives and to never take such a precious relationship for granted.
I added a sense of whimsicality and youth in the younger characters’ dresses, and for their moms, I made sure to add maturity, leadership, and a key element that connects the younger person to the elder.
Like Belle, for example, she was holding the magic mirror on the younger photo, perhaps the scene where she was looking for her father. On the older version, I wanted her to be hugging the mirror and give the look that she wishes she could see her father one more time.