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This Barbie and Ken Relationship Series is Somber

By: Farida Helmy - Published: Jul 2, 2014 • References: joanneartmangallery and featureshoot
Adding a much-needed dose of reality to the iconic Barbie and Ken relationship, Los Angeles-based photographer Jana Cruder imagines how the couple would be like in today's domestic world.

For the 'Great Expectations' series, Cruder does an awesome job at portraying how life would be for the iconic duo and how domestic life is likely to take a toll on the Barbie and Ken relationship like it does most relationships. Showing viewers a very different look to the fantastical suburban dream lifestyle that the brand is known for, the 'Great Expectations' series offers a somber reality that includes loneliness and disillusionment.

Giving the shoot a retro look but adding modern societal elements in it like Ken losing his job and staying home and Barbie taking on a career, the shoot is unnerving in its truthfulness.