Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Little Match Stick Girl


I've always loved Andersen fairy tales, and this one is no exception, although it's one of the saddest ones (amongst a whole lot of tragedies). The Little Match Stick Girl is about the preventable death of a little girl and still as valid today as it probably was then, what with all the runaways and homeless people on the streets everywhere. I tried to tell the story with the minimal amount of symbols, using nothing but a box of matches in front of a grubby wall and a picture of snow I took a while ago. It's one of my favourite images I took this year so far. I love the simplicity and singular message in it.

Part of my new series of images for licensing on Arcangel-Images - use this code: SYST-0191

Created with my own photographs in Photoshop, no stock used.


  1. A very poignant image - I used to read that story a lot too, even though it was so sad.

  2. I agree Sybille, and really like the simplicity of this image. Happy Easter. Lesley x


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