Photographer Gregory Masouras, 26, started to attract the attention of many, including design, photography, and fashion professionals, when he began posting a strange-yet-effective mix of paradisiacal landscapes of Athens and Disney princesses on his Instagram. He candidly admits that in 2012, his #AnimationInReality project started just because he wanted to test the camera of his new smartphone by taking pictures of Athens. But one fateful day, he saw a cloud shaped like a Batman logo. While he was editing the photo, the idea was born. The plan worked and grew steadily, giving rise to new projects.
Some of his works have already been shown here at Bored Panda, including his youtube video, fashion magazine, Oscars, and Game of Thrones edits. In this article, we give attention to his works where Disney princesses and other characters pose as models of Renaissance and Modern era paintings. When asked about why he chose Disney characters, in particular, he said that it's because "all the Disney characters have a special story and characteristics, where they can be adapted to all the facts with little imagination."
His purpose in making these Disney character edits is both straightforward and complex. He told that for him, Disney characters are attractive because they are easy to integrate into reality. And for him, this acts as the "liberation of adult imagination using tools that were, up to now, reserved for younger audiences."
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