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As I am sure most of you are aware, there is a rather large hurricane slowly advancing on the state of Florida. I was doing okay; Andy and I have been keeping our gas tanks topped off, our go bags ready, and a decent cache of non-perishables on hand, but I am starting to freak out a little bit. Less so because of the storm because at this point all we can do here in the panhandle is wait, and more so because the entire state has gone bat-shit crazy. Seriously, I cringe every time I have to go into a store. I am just waiting to see a soccer mom get into a fist fight with an accountant over the last bottle of water, while the neighbor from down the road is stealing batteries and flash lights from their carts while they fight. Having done all that we can do, Andy and I have been spending a lot of time at home, just to stay out of it. Unfortunately, all my anxious energy can only be translated into so many baked goods before I need to go on a supply run, so I’ve been watching Netflix while doing laundry while distracting myself with Pinterest. One of the things I came across was images by photographer Bella Kotak.
These stunning fairy tale images successfully distracted me from all things hurricane related and had me instead thinking of glass slippers, evil queens, and epic adventures.
Now, see, that is a princess dress. How much better would grocery shopping be in something like that, am I right?
So what do you guys do when you can’t sit still? I am looking for other options since the laundry is going to run out soon…
Usually I like to come up with my own descriptions for the photography I feature on this blog, but this quote from Bored Panda perfectly describes these images.
Inspired by fairytales from around the world, Anita Anti, a Ukrainian photographer based in New York, takes beautiful portraits of women and animals in forests that seem to pulsate with magical energy and melancholy.
One of the saddest things about growing up is realizing that the older you get, the more limitations life seems to throw at you. When I was little I wanted my grown-up life to be just like something out of the story books. Not the happily ever after part, but the aesthetic trappings that made them so much larger than life. Sadly, princess dresses don’t hold up so well when you are running errands, most offices frown on candy color hair, and no matter how much I talk to my cats they still refuse to help me get ready in the morning. But it’s still fun to daydream about those things from time to time, and seeing pictures like this takes me back to that time where there seemed to be nothing but possibilities.
All images from Bored Panda.