Ping Pong and Fairy Tales

As a photographer and instagrammer, I normally let the people in my pictures lead the scene; may it be a faraway presence 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 realized 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.


The Little Prince

The Fox and the Grapes

Jack and the Beanstalk

Around the World in 80 Days

Rudolph, the Red Nose Reindeer

Pinocchio's Whale

Little Red Riding Hood

Snow White

This post originally appeared on Bored Panda.