The Fairytale Photo Series part two: The making of the photo of the 1928 novella by Georges Bataille "The Story of The Eye" with Frenchie Cooper and James Laine. Frenchie is very much involved in the Prague creative community. She is known as a creative consultant/executive that helps inspire various artists with ideas and styling. She is originally from Paris and this is one of the many reasons we chose "The Story of The Eye". James Laine is a rapper and author of what he sings. He writes scripts and art directs for his album covers and the band's videos. He is from Leeds, England. He is rapper in the British band China Shop Bull. He has a solo rap music project under the solo rap name Tha PCP. The following "Making Of" photos were taken in the process of making the second photo with the theme of the erotica. Frenchie and I got together to find the proper fitting fairytale for us to do and for some reason we kept going back to the book "The Story of The Eye" because of it's French origins and it's influence on worldwide culture. For me this book is the most shocking book that has ever been written! It was banned in many countries when it was first published in 1928 and it continues to be banned in many countries still. I reread the book for the research for the photos and was surprised to find how extreme and shocking it still is! A lot of people would not think of this story as a fairytale, but for me it actually is in a bizarre way. It is about a young 16 year old girl and boy who discover their sexuality together, goes too far with their passions, lose complete control and ends with disastrous results. Other people see this story as a story that details the increasingly bizarre sexual perversions of a pair of teenage lovers. It is narrated by the young man looking back on his exploits. Some other people consider this book total pornography. Georges Bataille is a major literary figure whose themes dealt with eroticism, surrealism and philosophy. The book "The Story of the Eye" was a major influence on writers, artists and filmmakers throughout the decades. The use of the surreal images of eggs, milk, tears, blood, urine, and semen were very strong images that inspired many artists and we did our best to make full use of these strong images from the story. This is not what a lot of people consider a fairytale, so I will have to choose another title for the exhibit like: Fairy tales, myths and stories of oddities. I have to respect the people who I choose with the stories that inspired them and which story we choose best. Another model/artist chose a Greek myth. Marko Lopatić was the costume designer and stylist and Táňa Havlíčková was the make-up artist for these photos. Luis Cerdas Jaubert was the art director for these photos. You can read more about the concept and vision of the fairytale at my website with the first making of photo Popelka/Cinderella. Scroll further down. We continue doing the series and will be posting more very soon... I hope that you enjoy the photos!