Okay, so I’ve decided I want to post some of my old photography work from college on here. I was pretty damn proud of my work and I still am. This first set if from one of my favourite pieces. I’ll let you figure out what’s going on (it’s supposed to be kinda obvious). I’m gonna be posting more shortly so just ignore them if you’re not interested.
"Trois robes" - by Lajeunefille inspired by the Charles Perrault’s fairytale, Donkeyskin.
- "Robe couleur soleil." // Dress color of the sun.
- "Robe couleur du temps." // Dress color of time.( In the original it’s actually a dress, color of the weather. But french uses the same word, “temps” so say “time” and “weather”.)
- "Robe couleur de lune." // Dress color of the moon.
In the end I talk about Little red riding hood. For me is the most interesting fairytail.
The red of the hood can be the first period the girl, the gift of feminine from the other women of the family or also a sign of her fate. The Wolf can also be part of the soul of the lil’ girl, a fear inside her. But I prefer to think of the beast as something physical, real. In the Grimm’s fairytale we know that the girl is saved by the hunter, but she’s matured in the belly of the wolf, because she’s the one that think how to kill the wolf. Also, in the future, she will meet another wolf and she will run away from him (there are two parts in the Grimm’s fairytale)
BUT not everyone knows about Charles Perrault whom in thw 1697 wrote another version of the fairytale: Le Petit Chaperon rouge. If you ever want to read this tale, be prepared: the Wolf is without no doubt a rapist and the story ends with the death of Lil’riding hood.
At the end of my work, I understood that the Big Bad Wolf is an essential character.
He’s fear, he’s the bad man inside us, he’s the one who hides in the woods, but he’s also the bad guy that at the end of the road has made you stronger. He’s a necessary pain, he’s the one that after he eats you, became your incubator and at the end of the story gets cut open to give you a new birth.
"She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him."
- Little Red Riding Hood.
My take on Cinderella’s stepfamily.
The stepsisters design is based on my own sisters.
New Bluebeard (work in progress), 12th September
2014 / mixed technics on paper
by Olivier Flandrois
Having observed that the key to the closet was stained with blood, she tried two or three times to wipe it off; but the blood would not come out; in vain did she wash it, and even rub it with soap and sand. The blood still remained, for the key was magical and she could never make it quite clean.
Bluebeard returned from his journey the same evening and the next morning he asked her for the keys, which she gave him, but with such a trembling hand that he easily guessed what had happened.
Raymond Briggs, illustration for The Princess and the Pea, in The Fairy Tale Treasury, 1972.