18.6.12

Photography: Dina Goldstein- In The Doll House

I first featured Dina Goldstein and her Fallen Princess- Not So Happily Ever After series. This Vancouver based photographer's In The Doll House project examines the not so idyllic life of Barbie and Ken.  Stuck in a loveless marriage Ken is clearly grappling with his sexuality as Barbie comes to terms with the crumbling relationship.





The photos were shot over a long weekend and the set was designed with the help of volunteers.  The models, made to look like dolls do a fantastic job of creating expressionless faces while showing so much emotion. The set is presently in storage and will be set up at the gallery opening of the show.

I just love Dina Goldstein work!
Did you play with Barbies as a kid? 
In the story lines you made up was Barbie's life idyllic? 

16 comments:

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I remember your posts on the first series, so loved it and this one is another home run.
Just amazing work. The attention to detail is great, the initials on the wall and towels in the bathroom etc.
The lighting and make-up - wow. They absolutely look like dolls.
Thank you for sharing this, very much enjoyed it.

Dani G said...

I love her work! Thanks for sharing!

Nuit Hernandez said...

I love this!!!! how fascinating! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

This is absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

Wear The Canvas said...

I always enjoy her photography!

Krystal said...

my story lines were def idyllic..with a lot of making out oddly! but these are really awesome pictures and i'm super impressed about how doll like they look!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Simply inspired!

justine said...

Oh yes! brilliant!

Shade of Whim said...

Love this. what great work - thanks for sharing. Funny enough, I tried playing wityh barbies but could never get into it. I grew up with a twin brother so I always ended up kicking a soccer ball around or digging something up in the back yard. :)

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ren,

WOW, her work is just gorgeous and i love her project with the dollhouse. I guess i am very into stuffs related to dollhouse since i am trying to put together a Kitchen for my dolls. Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

CoCo Wray said...

I was obsessed with my barbie collection, cars, clothes and all for many years. These photos are simply great. They are the real life size barbie:)

tulpen said...

So freaking good!!

I always knew Ken was gay.

Mama Gone Green said...

I can't decide if that is cool or creepy! Maybe both. I definitely played with Barbies as a kid. I had the Dream House!

his little lady said...

oh my gosh, these photographs are incredible! they really do look like barbies! i played with them for a little bit when i was little, until my brothers converted me to GI joes and transformers! ha
xo TJ

Cathleen said...

Wow, this is definitely a different take to Barbies than I had when I was a kid ;)

Gabbi said...

Hilarious! LOVE her work!!! Thank you for posting Ren... ♥

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