Friday, May 13, 2011

A Photo A Day [Days 255 & 256]

Ugh. Horrible, horrible wasted evening on Wednesday spent trying out four different ideas for photos and not a single one panned out. Out of focus, fat arms, bad lighting, boring, I saw it all. I wound up giving up and just went with this even though I wasn't deliberately trying to do anything interesting.

Meet Lola. She is a bizarre plaster-like half-formed mannequin we picked up from Craigslist a few years back. She usually resides in our basement, where we hide most of our shameful secrets. After Wednesday's photography debacle, which mostly stemmed from my inability to look like a human being in a photo, I decided to rescue her from the dank basement and use her as my model. I initially tried to replicate this Cindy Sherman photo with myself as the subject.

Since I'd gone to all the trouble of cleaning the kitchen I figured I'd redo the shoot with Lola as the star. Although she uncooperatively refuses to move her head or arms in order to pose properly I'm happy enough that the mood of this shot captures that Cindy Sherman-esque vibe.


Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, that's so cool! Do you use Lola for anything or dress her up? lol!

Baye said...

My niece made a plaster body cast of my daughter for an art class once that looked really similar to yours. She cut off the top of the head and put a hinge on it so that she could put "things" in there to represent what goes on in a kid's head. Geez! We could have sold it on Craigslist, huh?