When Disney Princesses Take New York City

Photo: Courtesy of Harry McNally.
This story was originally published on December 26, 2014. Imagine that Sleeping Beauty didn't need a prince's kiss to wake her up; instead, all she needed was a bacon, egg, and cheese.
That's the imagery that New York-based photographer and musician Harry McNally's new project, Moments Like These, invokes. McNally places our most beloved Disney characters in the most real (and so New York) situations: The evil step-sisters parade around the Upper West Side as if they're fresh out of Gossip Girl; Alice gets lost in the subway instead of Wonderland (because who hasn't?); and Jasmine orders bottle service (and presumably waits for Aladdin) at the club.
"The photographs were not taken with the intention of adding characters to them," he tells Refinery29. "The idea for that came one night while I was obsessively reviewing my photo archive. The scenes depicted in the photographs can be suggestive, some more than others. A situation is already there, ready to be imagined. Adding the character element makes the situation more of a 'moment.'"
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