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Fake baby photo shoot

I demand a $13.50 performance

1. Saturday night Chelsa, Tammy, and I headed to see Eric’s show The Wake at Chemically Imbalanced. Unfortunately Eric was sickly so he said he couldn’t promise me a $13.50 performance. And when they announced that one of the cast was being replaced with an understudy Chelsa and I both frantically looked to our programs to make sure he was still performing. I didn’t pay to see strangers act! The show was very good. It was odd though because the theater is tiny and the actors are right there in front of you. I did squeeze out one tear when Eric’s character hit a kid. Sad.

I made Eric act like a third grader and get his picture taken outside of the theater.

Eric the actor at Chemically Imbalanced Theater

2. Today was 24 night at Joelina’s. Actually Sid came up with a new name that I like better: Aloe. From now on they will be the Aloes. Anyways. I made stew that turned into chicken mush but I think it was good. The stew had wine in it the bread had beer.

3. After four washings your jeans should stop turning your hands blue…right?


4. Last week I woke up to legs full of scratches. Now I woke up to legs full of bruises. Obviously I am sleepwalking into some sort of fight club…

5.
Walter: I really hope we have ice cream in this house
Walter: fuck yes! peppermint!
Me: haha
Me: i just had a cupcake
Me: i am not going to lose 20 pounds
Walter: fabulous
Walter: I gained 1.6 pounds last week I was so proud
Me: i’ll go throw up now
Walter: lol
Me: way to think my bulimia is funny

6. How can you make turducken any better? How do you make EVERYTHING better…

7. I am trying to convince my sister that she doesn’t need to hire a “professional” photographer and that I could just do the pics of her baby when he is born. I sent her some really rough test shots. This was a five-second setup with no lighting set up at all.

Fake baby photo shoot

Fake baby photo shoot

Fake baby photo shoot

Fake baby photo shoot

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8 Comments
  • Walter
    February 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I have never been so creeped out by a doll.

  • val
    February 9, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    when the baby is not made of plastic it won’t be as creepy.

  • Lindsay
    February 10, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Why do you have such a creepy baby doll anyway?

  • Sid
    February 10, 2009 at 7:09 am

    best turducken ever
    and that doll is stealing your soul when it looks at you

  • Chris
    February 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

    To me it’s the detail of the photography that captures the inhumanity of the subject. The pictures are so good, the composition is correct…yet that is clearly not a baby, it’s a naked plastic doll. Truly creepily beautiful.
    Nice work.

  • val
    February 10, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Thank you Chris.
    I was really just going for a “Look! I can take pictures on a black background!” example to show to my sister.
    The doll belongs to my mom. I think it mostly looks creepy becasue the lighting is bad. And that it has breasts for some reason.

  • Chris
    February 10, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Some people refer to the “Uncanny Valley” which says why this picture is so creepy:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley
    Those baby pictures…fall right into the trench! That doesn’t mean they’re bad pictures, in fact, their composition and focus and style of a human baby is spot on enough to provoke this reaction.
    Fascinating stuff.

  • Sadie
    February 11, 2009 at 5:33 am

    The baby doll pictures are awesome. Creepy as hell (…I think it the one eye open-one eye closed) but really freakin’ cool.

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