About the Book
A book filled with miniature diorama photography, but it's so much more than that.
A self portrait, a found identity, a tailored self.
This book is the culmination of over a years worth of photos, planning, painting and soul searching, presented here as my full vision. It includes 84 images (65 from Monochrome, 15 from Polychrome, and 4 that serve as transitions between the 2 halves of the series), as well as full dollhouse images and accessory pages with the accessories printed to scale. There are also info pages on me as an artist and the 2 series halves as well as behind the scenes images. The book can be "read" either forward or backward.
Features & Details
Miniatures serve as iconographic objects. Not real people, places or things, but simplistic versions of such. This allows for abstracted views of reality. The perfect medium for creating visual representations of memories and emotions – abstractions of reality within themselves. Pictorialism for modern times. Tourmaline . captures staged, miniature, moments. Time at a standstill in between an imagined before and after. These moments elicit familiar emotions that plague our current times – anxiety, depression, longing, with the occasional bit of joy, and a finding of ones-self amidst it all. Discovering a love for photography at the age of 14, Tourmaline . began exploring the photography of toys at 17. It became her primary focus at 19, and almost 10 years later she’s never looked back. Toys are iconographic of their time, nostalgic to their once owners, and allow for complete control of the scene before the camera.