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As a portrait and still-life photographer I am interested in both the representation of the human form and the objects people surround themselves with.  Mankind's desire to make images and objects in its own likeness stretches back to the dawn of civilisation and while dolls have traditionally been toys for children, they are also coveted by adults for their beauty, nostalgic value, and historical and financial importance.

I am particularly interested in exploring the evolving representations we have made of ourselves - and given to our children to play with - as represented by the broad spectrum of dolls held in the 8000-strong collection at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, east London.

DollFace is a series of close-cropped, large-format portraits which confronts the audience with the essence of each doll.  Returning the viewer’s gaze, their huge scale shows a great amount of detail which allows time to really study their fascinating faces. I am exhibiting a dozen large-scale images of dolls from the Museum’s extensive collection which will go on display from Friday 3 September until the end of the year.  Entry is free.

This project has been been made possible through the support of Esther Lutman and Robert Moye at the Museum, as well as the team at Spectrum Photographic printers.

For print sales, please feel free to contact me.

Press Links:

The Observer, 29-08-2010

The Telegraph, 24-08-2010

Dollface Magazine 09-2010.pdf