The Dark Humor Doll Photography of Mariel Clayton

Mariel Clayton plays with barbies completely against their will. His photographs present an amazingly creepy picture of suburban domestication. Most of these seem to place barbie in a position of power, with Ken being the victim. Seems about right…

“It started out with a camera and a major interest in travel photography, but a sublime encounter in a Tokyo toy shop led me into the surreal world of Japanese miniatures, and ultimately to the stories that could be told with them. Since I started working with dolls, I have grown more and more to appreciate what
can be done with them, how the smallest gesture or placement seems to convey volumes. Also, I happen to think it’s a damn funny medium.”

Rather you approve of Mariel’s approach to art or not, you have to admit he has some creative guts. (as seen in photos)

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