As we are exposed to childhood stories, such as fairy tales, we create associations and aspirations, which conditions ourselves to form expectations from reality. ‘The dream you never wished for’ is a project based on twisting these cultural perceptions and expectations present within modern day life.

As an ongoing project, this first image challenges the perception of a ‘Princess’.

Photography / Retouching / Art Direction

Photography – Ben Budden
Hair Stylist – Evangeline Barrett
Make Up Artist – Becca Highfield
Model – Alicia Ledger

Ben Budden Dream you Never Wished For Portrait