How often do you dream of being a child again? Living in a world populated by mystical tame animals, flying boxes of your own creation and colors that are only as realistic as you see them? 22 year old Dara Scully might be from Madrid Spain, but her heart is firmly rooted in the arboreal forests of northern Sweden, far from civilization and its lack of child-like fantasy and imagination.
Scully, who serves as the protagonist in many of her works and describes herself as a storyteller and elephant tamer, is more than a little adept at turning that into single-framed, cinema like photos. Her images, though simple on the surface, carry the ancient themes of tales from centuries past. But, like childhood memories, her images are timeless: Fairy tales from Goldilocks to Little Red Riding Hood delicately intermingle with paper crowns and miniature elephants which remind us of modern stories like Where the Wild Things Are and Dumbo.
When if comes to her photographic talents, Scully simply says “It just happened. One day, I woke up and I could speak with pictures.” From that statement, it would seem these images come from the core, the spirit of this talented artist. You can find many more of her imaginative works at Cargo Collective.