As promised last week [see:Fashion Photography: Android Chic], I’ve compiled a group of shots using the “Living Doll/ Broken Doll” fashion shoot theme.
I suppose, as a fashion designer, the appeal of this type of shoot is to focus completely on the clothing. With a blank faced, nearly inanimate model, very little attention is being stolen from your handiwork within the scene.
This theme also produces an interesting portrait-like effect; more static and “frozen in time” than most modern photography. Of course, an element of playfulness is always key to this approach as well.
There's the Living Barbie approach...
Unfortunately I was unable to find information (in English) on these great photos from the weird Russian photo site - DooDoo.ru:
And the much more common Baby Doll Approach.....
Photography by Becky Sapp:
Photography by Cannibalized:
Photography by Anastasia Aleshin:
Photography by Philippe Roy:
Avril Lavigne shot for Prestige Magazine:
The reigning queen of the Living Doll shoot; model Lily Cole.......
Shot by Sølve Sundsbø:
British Vogue shoot featuring Lady Gaga: