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Installment #47

I’ve always had a love for photography, I received my first camera as a Christmas gift when I was in the fourth grade. My teachers would amuse me and let me take group class photos. I would dress up my little sister (seven years younger than me) and create a mini Sears Portrait Studio in the hallway of our childhood home. My joy of photography reached a new level when I discovered “macro” photography; I did a whole collection of up-close eyeballs of the people in my life and loved to get up close and personal with flowers and the bees and insects that fed from them. So, I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I eventually found myself playing portrait studio (private, not Sears) with some of the fashion dolls that came my way to sell. I titled this photography masterpiece “Plastic Pin-Up”. I selected a handful of the “prettiest” dolls, dressed them, or not, in some lingerie and posed them in all sorts of positions. I played around with lighting and different camera settings, and them I played around some more in Photoshop. That was a very fun and creative afternoon, but I never really shared the photos with anyone… until now. Believe in the power of play!



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