This photo is part of Ashley Webb‘s Modern Faerie Series. I love the grit and mystery that so nicely juxtaposes with our childhood concepts of friendly fairies floating amid a sea of pink glitter. The coloration helps set the mood – everything washed out in a retro haze except for the streaks in her hair (blood red, of course). The light shines with power, making the wings sparkle and the knife duplicate itself in shadow. Light and dark, sweet and evil, death and life – amazing contrasts that make for a great composition.
Many thanks to Ashley for sharing her work with creative commons.