Growing up, children’s best friends are frequently their dolls.
Dolls are interpretations of us — made by human hands, and then interpreted to reflect us, but still not exactly the same. Dolls are friends and confidants for children and can be collectibles and décor for adults.
They are reflective of the times, culture, fashion and ideas about beauty in which they were made.
In life, we must laugh and smile. It keeps us healthy in mind, body and spirit. I hope these doll portraits make you smile!
In the late 80s I was working on a project entitled “Portrait of a Designer.” It was an incredible pleasure to be part of the fashion world, a world of beautiful people and beautiful clothing. What a great combination!
I found that I was drawn to photographing the designers themselves -- the authors of style, who each have their own magnificent look. They are icons who have shaped the way we dress in the 20th and 21st century. Fashion designers are focused, intense and especially creative in their process, no matter what kinds of clothes they design. In this portraiture project, I wanted to show each designer’s enduring individualism.
As well as being the summer play club for America's elite, the Hamptons exudes natural beauty. From the windswept fields to dramatic sunsets, the area is blessed with a timeless beauty that every generation wants to enjoy.
Shooting in the Hamptons each summer is a yearly highlight, and this exhibition captures the enjoyment I get from being able to work in such a beautiful environment.
Who we are and what we are about is a constant search throughout childhood and adolescence. As we become adults, we are often still searching.
Why do we feel the need to search, change and adapt? As adults, we change due to the influences of society, fashion, new trends, and the desire to keep up and conform. As children and adolescents, these influences are often intensely multiplied.
As someone who has specialized in taking photos of young people, from birth to adolescence, I’m constantly amazed at when I see them adapt, change, and take on new identities. These portraits illustrate that transition.