Fairytales are often seen as stories merely just for children. But Amelie Berton thinks just the opposite.

In her series “Japonaiserie,” the Belgium photographer captures a fantastical world full of both mythical and nature-full dreams. Berton is fascinated with Japanese tradition and decided to depict that in her photographs. She tried to create the fairytale worlds from Japanese culture with hidden messages. By using well-known stories, Berton believes they speak to larger societal beliefs.

These stunning images provide a surreal look into how the world might be in a fairytale. But Berton’s work still has a sense of reality to it, suggesting that these stories should be used for reflection into our own lives.

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