Saturday, March 19, 2011

Role Playing and Dressing Up

So I got this idea for a photo shoot for Yren: dressing and posing her to resemble some of our favorite pictures of Enchanted Dolls on the ED website. Our window of opportunity for picture-taking is about two hours before noon on Saturdays. After noon, the light turns more golden and doesn't photograph so well--or at least I can't make it photograph so well. So we managed to finish only these two.

Yren doesn't have to try very hard to pretend to be Gwendolyn, since that is her "mother" mold. But this other one, in which she impersonates the divine Emerald, made more demands on us. Yren's coloring is different from Emerald's, and she owns a mink rather than a chinchilla, so the color palette had to be different. And then Yren's eyes are focused more off to the side, rather than straight ahead like Emerald's, so that meant her head looked better a little more tilted than in Emerald's photograph.

We had fun with these pics. I'm anxious to try the various "in hand" poses, as I've always been especially fond of those. But then, which of the Gallery pictures have I *not* grown fond of, after gazing at them in rapture so many hours at a time?

One thing I know is true: if you try to imitate Marina's posing of Enchanted Dolls and Chad's photography of them, you are sure to learn a great deal by the experience. There just isn't anyone who can create such beautiful, expressive postures and gestures as their own creator, Marina, or who can make them live in the eye like Chad. I'm in awe of both of them and their work!

1 comment:

ms. noxy said...

Gorgeous and gorgeous again! <3