Friday, January 15, 2010

Fallen in Tandem





Dolls: 恋月姫 Koitsukihime
Outfit: Alice Auaa
Photography: Zhang Jingna

Was going through the archives yesterday. So so many pictures. This was memorable shoot that I thought I should have posted about but didn't, so here are a few images, also included some outtakes.

It is among one of the photoshoots done in Tokyo last year for Gothic & Lolita Bible. The outfits (there was a black set as well) were made especially for these 90cm-tall Siamese twins dolls for this photo story. I thought that was pretty epic considering Alice Auaa's brand name and all. And of course the opportunity I was presented with for this special collaboration.

The set-up, handling and atmosphere of the whole shoot was kinda tense and stressful. The porcelain dolls cost more than three times my Canon 1Ds MarkIII, and outfit and set changing took more than hours with four people at it. I was also incredibly worried that Koitsukihime would have problems with the images, so in the end it was really a great relief to find everyone involved liking the photographs.

Koitsukihime's dolls are really one of a kind, so so extremely beautiful. It was said that Tim Burton really liked Koitsukihime's dolls too. Alas, I would love to own one myself one day too.

13 comments :

TabzChewy said...

do you know the manga "Plant Dolls"? It's a collection of short stories about dolls that can come to life with the right owner...

The dolls are so amazing that it feels like they can suddenly start moving haha

And, of course, beautiful photos :]

Bina said...

love the dolls.
awesome photos

fairy fairuz said...

wow!didn't know these kind of doll, only knew super dollfie & DOD.this is the winner.

amazing photos, as always :)

sringangel said...

Oh This was in your DA rite. :D
I'm never a really doll fan (had slight phobias for them) but the Doll Meets I went along to with my friend was pretty fun~
Took alot of pictures with my friend's dslr. And did alot of funny poses XD

Kambriel said...

How surreal! I just got back from NYC doing an in-person fitting on a conjoined twins outfit I designed... I love the sleeping/waking combination between them.

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Ila Schaffer said...

omg. these are awesome. love these!!

newyorkling said...

O_O 3 times the amount of your Canon! That's incredible.

JJacks said...

I always loved the photo from this shoot you put on deviantART. The dolls are indeed lovely but your photography really captures them in an almost human light; as if they were real girls. I'm sorry if that sounds trite...I'm sort of a secret admirer of your work. ^_^

lauragray said...

Wow! Your photos are so great! The dolls looks human. I really love your photography, keep up the good work.

Thank you for sharing this blog.

ginger said...

Wow, they loke fantastic pretty. are they grewn together at their shoulders?

Zhang Jingna said...

ginger: Yes they're cast together at shoulder and hips. :)

Sarah ZA said...

They look priceless... wow~