Mariel Clayton - Doll Photographer with a subversive sense of humour.
Barbie is no longer the innocent and sweet girl we have known before. Everything is very bloody in these pictures as Clayton shows her dolls as sociopaths who are willing to kill if men ever crossed them
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.
I'm entirely self-taught in photography.
My work isn't for everyone, but I like it"
- Mariel Clayton (http://www.thephotographymarielclayton.com)