Click to preview The Secret Life of Dolls photo book

A fascinating four year project of documenting discarded dolls in the U.S., Europe and South America. Never manipulating their poses or level of neglect, the photographer sought to convey a "lifeworld" experienced by the doll both while in the hands of children who imbue the obects with magical powers and after, released into the world as symbols of our lost innocence.


About the Author

Jorge Alberto Perez
jalberto212 NY, NY

I first began taking pictures shortly after my father passed away. It was a way for me to process the event but it was also an open-ended homage to him though I did not realize it at the time. I was in college a the time in and my circle of friends included artists, poets, performers and potheads. It was the perfect environment to explore creativity without any judgments getting in the way. I shot mostly black and white back then, and in retrospect it seems that I saw the world that way. Years later I am still in this love affair with image-making - now making it official at the ICP/Bard MFA program in NYC. My work has changed a lot - transitioning from personal, street and documentary photography to more open-ended works that explore memory, indeterminacy and the unconscious.

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  80 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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isachsenm says

Jorge - yes, I'll have think more about the title for my book. It's been fun pulling all the pictures together. A lot of work as you know. Melinda

posted at 03:37am Dec 04 PST


jalberto212 says

Hello Isachsenm. Thanks for the comments. I look forward to seeing your book, but I would consider making the title a bit more provocative or intriguing. Keep em posted...

posted at 09:33am Dec 02 PST


isachsenm says

A super book! I am in the process of making a DOLLS book myself and thought I would search Blurb to see what others have done. The title of my book will be "DOLLS at the flea market" and, therefore, many of my images are similar to yours. I have really enjoyed looking at your pictures. Thanks for sharing it with the public.

posted at 12:54am Dec 02 PST

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