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.