Dina Goldstein is a photographer known best for her 2009 project, Fallen Princesses where she re-created your favorite Disney princess and placed them in semi-depressing contemporary settings. Dina’s just released the images to her latest project, In The Dollhouse, and they are utterly fantastic– a real sight to see. Check out her re-imagining of Ken and Barbie inside.
‘In the doll house’ examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage. He struggles with his position in the household and faces his lack of authenticity.
So here are the photographs to In The Dollhouse. Let me just say that I love these– I think they are so visually striking and fun. If I were writing some sort of feminist critique I would point out that this concept has been done before– in fact, over and over we see and hear the ‘bored housewife’ story and oh yeah, her perfect husband is really gay! Oh my!
BUT I’m not writing a feminist critique and as far as fun goes, these pictures are pretty fun(ny). Peep the gallery for a behind-the-scenes look; you will be shocked to see that Barbie and Ken started off as real people, lol. I’ve also included photos from her 2009 project as well. I’m seriously looking forward to hearing your thoughts on Dina’s work in the comments!
In The Dollhouse