Fairytale: Photographs by Miwa Yanagi

Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi makes these beautiful staged shots based on Japanese tales, the Brothers Grimm, and stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The photos are part of her ‘Fairytale’ series. She has girls play the various roles and seems to shoot many of the scenes inside a room with big windows that she transforms into mysterious and suggestive environments. Her photography has the bold dramatic effect of old Hollywood black and white films.