Dollypop #4
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Dollypop #2

Barbie takes a trip and goes to the San Fernando Valley. 

Dollypop is a metaphor for the transition from childhood innocence to the sleaze of the adult world, seen through the imaginary eyes of my daughter Melody.

Dollypop, as one of the recurring threads in my photographic work, wants to challenge the perception of reality and the reality of perceptions.

Dollypop concerns the ever more blurred boundaries of manipulated senses. For example, children’s overt sexual messages in plastic dolls (even with their impossible absence of genitalia), pop culture’s exploitation of adolescent sex and plasticized mass-produced porn.

Dollypop is a tongue-in-cheek abstraction of the real and the not real.

Dollypop is created in-camera with a ‘kiddie’ 3 MP toy camera, blurring and distorting the small size sensor.