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posted by Amy @ 11:48 AM
wow, just when i thought no one read my blog...thanks!i didn't get a chance to upload the rest, but there are about 40 pictures total, but only 20-25 that i actually like. as soon as i get a copy of photoshop (i know, i know, i should have it....), i'll upload the rest. it was a fun project, but mattel discontinued the dolls with flexible joints, so i was somewhat limited as to what i could have them do. as much as i would love to post it, i don't think i'll be showing my luke skywalker/darth vader incestuous sodomizing shots because lucasfilms might come after me and break my kneecaps. at least i know mattel lost the battle to the aclu, and barbie is fair game.
!!! oh my, that's twisted.And yeah, probably a lawsuit waiting to happen!I like the barbie pics. I think every girl probably messed with them like this, or at least thought about it. Although it's a little disturbing that they aren't "fully fuctional"...
Actually, there's a photographer who just came out with a new book of photos of people "living" with their life-sized dolls, although I can't think of their name. David Levinthal does a lot of stuff with toys, and his not-so-sexy work involved a lot of hyper-masculine identities like cowboys, but he did a whole series with life-sized sex dolls that look so real, it's scary. I also just discovered, after the project was done, that an artist named ICHIRO did something almost identical to what I did. But I still like. I'm really hoping to get into the S&M stuff with the dolls, even if it's just for humor value.
And, also, I posted the rest of the doll series. At least, the ones that seemed decent enough to publish.
hmm, creepy. The living with life size dolls anyway. There's also Hans Bellmer and Cindy Sherman, who both did works with made-up dolls.
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