There was a magical land, a hero, a princess, a villainâ€¦. We all know fairytales from our childhood, the form is universal. Fairytales have been with us for a long timeâ€¦ Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood were told to us as children, again and again.
The innocence and purity of children charm Genevieve Caron, evidenced in a recent personal project. Caron says, â€œI love talking with children, playing with them. They canâ€™t play roles yet. As subjects they are fully there, yet are not yet fully there. I find this ambiguity so interesting. Children have yet to be conditioned to react and respond in certain ways. They are unpredictable. I try to photograph their inhabiting of the present moment.â€
These images harken back to a simpler time, they are classic, yet fresh, vintage yet modern. The graphic lines of the bob haircuts are echoed in the formality of the clothing. The clothes donâ€™t belong to our era, they belong to the world of archetypes â€“ a princess, little red riding hood.
Caron says, â€œI want the images to be a tribute to how beautiful and perfect the girls are.â€
With the wave of a wand, her camera, Caron delights the viewer with the illusory images she creates celebrating a curious fascination with the classics, the universal, fairytales, stories that provide glimpses of greater things.