One month from the life of adult dolls
Loneliness, like a disease, poisons every minute of existence, filling life with longing. Some try to fight him by going to the nearest bar, others make pets or invent imaginary friends. Those who are most prone to adventures, choose dolls for adults - latex dolls in height from an adult. Such a doll never betrays, always looks great, is always ready to play.
Many people who are fond of such toys, treat them like real women. Photographer Laurie Simmons (Laurie Simmons) created a series of photographs on this topic. This story, entitled “Love Doll: Days from 1st to 30th” (The Love Doll: Days 1-30), in which two dolls take part, was the theme of her first exhibition at Salon 94 Bowery Gallery.
Love Doll / Day 25 (Jump).
The photos were taken in a 14-room country house owned by Lori Simmons. Dolls on the background of luxurious landscapes that adorn an elite village, resemble models posing for a fashion magazine.
Left - Love Doll / Day 4 (Red Dog). Right - Love Doll / Day 9 (Shiso Soda).
Lori herself says that it was a very exciting moment when the box with the doll finally arrived from Japan, because she had to breathe life into the huge doll.
Left - Love Doll / Day 8 (In bed). Right - Love Doll / Day 14 (Candy).
In this series of pictures there are no explicit scenes. The photographer wanted to tell the story of such a doll, and not show all the details of her sex life. But the story is not from the point of view of a doll, but from the point of view of a real woman, who has presented this doll for love joys.
Love Doll / Day 20 (Bride).
Working with such dolls for a photographer is not easy, because these toys are very heavy, and besides, their joints are not so easy to bend. Therefore, to give the doll the desired position, you have to work hard. Simmons worked with an assistant of the same height as the doll. At first, the assistant took the position that was necessary for the frame, and Simmons tried to set the doll in exactly the same position.
Love Doll / Day 30 / Day 2 (Meeting).
Work on some pictures of this series lasted for several days.
Love Doll / Day 11 (Yellow).
Left - Love Doll / Day 29 (Nude with a dog). Right - Love Doll / Day 22 (9 kilo of jewelry).
Love doll / Day 24 (Jump into the water).
And in order to build the composition of the picture "Day 24" ("Jump into the water"), Simmons had to spend the whole day in the pool, trying to keep the doll under water in the correct position. If we consider that the yard was already late autumn, it was quite hard work.
Love Doll / Day 27 / Day 1 (New in the box).
The “The Love Doll: Days 1-30” series tells the sad and funny story of one month in the life of a woman doll in the house of her new owner. It all starts with the arrival of the doll in the house. After the wedding party ends, the doll learns that she is not alone with the owner and that the other dolls are not too happy about her appearance. Of course, the doll becomes very sad, and she tries to find solace from books and pets. But little by little, life is getting better, and the new doll manages to become a doll housewife and not fall into depression.
Love Doll / Day 6 (Winter).
Love Doll / Day 17 (Mouse and Cheese).
Love Doll / Day 24 (Underwater).
The main meaning of the photographs from Lori Simmons is an attempt to metaphorically demonstrate the real situation of a huge number of women all over the world, to whom their husbands treat as things, their property,and not as living people.
Love Doll / Day 12 (In the bathroom).