Art Discovery: Antique Lilac dolls

Art Discovery: Antique Lilac dolls

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So… I’m not a fan of the whole photographing dolls thing. I’m not part of the scene and I don’t really understand the appeal.

I’m impressed by Martha Boers, though. She uses way nicer dolls than usual (Asian ball-jointed dolls), hand-sews amazing outfits for them, and makes detailed props. No matter what her motivation actually is, I look at the dolls as a way to show off the outfits; and you know, it’s probably easier and faster to make doll clothes than it is to make clothes for people.

Boers takes really good photographs of her dolls – not only are they well-composed, she takes the dolls to breathtaking locations like Mount St. Helens and Yellowstone. She also puts together photo stories – mostly the dolls “walking” around pretty places.

from "The Lady's Man"
from “The Lady’s Man” (2011)
from "Arwyn's Adventure, part 3"; location: Icefields Center in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
from “Arwyn’s Adventure, part 3” (2010) at Icefields Center in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
"Introducing Kyle, a Young Knight"
LotR influence on “Introducing Kyle, a Young Knight” (2012)
Rosy as Christine Daaé in the Phantom of the Opera (2012)
from "Isar in Canyonland"; location: South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunrise
from “Isar in Canyonland” (2012) at South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunrise
from "Isar in Canyonland"; location: Clark's Fork River with Pilot and Index Peaks in the distance, Wyoming
from “Isar in Canyonland” (2012) at Clark’s Fork River with Pilot and Index Peaks in the distance, Wyoming
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