As a photographer and Instagrammer, I normally let the people in my pictures lead the scene; may it be a faraway person or a small body part, I find that a hint of human presence gives more potential and character to my vision, and, somehow, I have troubles doing without it.

However, as a creative exercise, I decided to give myself a set of restrictions and see if I could find a way around them. First, I limited myself to objects and, second, I decided to combine two themes that have nothing in common and use one for the props and the other for the subject.

Ping Pong Tales, as a result, is a series of minimal posters of the most popular fairy tales that I realised styling and decorating ping pong rackets and balls only. This is how rackets became faces, planets, hot air balloons and their handles turned into noses, hats and tails; while ping pong balls were used to create reindeers, pigs, clouds and many other things.

This creative exercise has become an ongoing project and I am regularly posting additions to the series on a new, dedicated instagram account: intentionally_cute.

More info: Instagram

The Little Prince


The Three Little Pigs

Around the World in 80 Days

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Fox and the Grapes

Pinocchio’s Whale

Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer

Little Red Riding Hood

Snow White