I like to take photos of Barbie (and other similar sized dolls), and I greatly enjoy the creative aspects of this. I love the challenge of being able to communicate an idea with simplicity and a sense of fun. In doing this, I take care to match the doll and clothing with image/message I want to convey, and I have a range of dolls, clothing and accessories to help me with this. The large range of Barbie (and friends) faces also help to give me inspiration.
One aspect of many of my photos is to parody Barbie’s persona. Part of this involves having some fun with gender roles in my photos, particularly in the area of sexual politics.
I often take photos from Ken's point of view. This may be confronting to some people, but I feel that it creates an interesting perspective for the viewer by bringing them into the scene. I think this may come from my desire to surprise and challenge the viewer.
I took some of my photos at my former workplace. For 2 or 3 years, I created a display that I called 'Dolly of the Week'. I decided to do this to liven up the place. Some people clearly did appreciate it. Others probably thought it was weird, but those people are dull and have no humor or imagination. Some of my early submissions include photos of these 'Dolly of the Week' scenes.
I initially became a member of Deviant Art some time ago when I first became interested in the site, but I only started posting my photos since March 2017.
DISCLAIMER: These photos are intended as a work of parody. The creator is not affiliated with Mattel or any associated organisations. The image of 'Barbie' and other Mattel products are used in accordance with 'fair use' to create social satire. For more information on the legal use of the 'Barbie' image, see 'Barbie vs. Tom Forsythe'.