When I saw the photography of Dina Goldstein, it felt like the answer to a question I’ve been asking my whole life. As a child, even as a small child, when my mother would read me fairy tales, I was never satisfied with the endings. I always wanted to know what happened next. We spent a lot of time imagining sequels, to Mom’s great amusement. And as I got older (and more critical), I started to suspect that if the stories kept going, the happy endings would have been much more complicated and less sunshiny than the happily-ever-afters the stories suggested. Goldstein seems to have reached the same conclusions, though her visions are even darker than mine were.
Her snarky/awesome works can be purchased on Saatchi Art as prints or, fascinatingly, as transparencies mounted on LED lightboxes.
All images property of Dina Goldstein.