filed under: art, photography
i’m frequently overwhelmed by the consistently heartbreaking themes of loneliness and isolation in photo collections that involve dolls. maybe i’ve never any seen happy doll photography, but despite this, i am telling you straight up that it freaks me out. and yet, it also makes me want to stare and stare, and then stare some more. now may i present to you at these dollhouse photographs from brooklyn artist kathy osborn please? kathy is an accomplished illustrator whose work has been featured in many popular magazines and children’s books, but this collection of photos has a much more mature theme. i love the private scenes that we are peeping on, and appreciate the dark themes that lurk and crash against the seemingly innocent pastel colors. and i really love the lighting and art direction!
(ed. note: as an aside, can i just tell you how much i love the beholder, the site where you can find kathy’s photos? suzanne shade is such an excellent curator and thoughtfully presents a well-edited variety of contemporary paintings, drawings, photography and mixed media, which is available for sale. she takes a fraction of the amount a traditional gallery would receive when a piece is sold, and is frequently on the hunt for new artists to represent, fyi.)