Talented

Therese Aldgard Captures Models as Antique Marionette Dolls

By: Nika Kubiak - Published: Jun 15, 2009 • References: thres
Therese Aldgard presents a series of beauty shoots that articulate her creativity; they exude art and consumer culture of cosmetics in one.

The art direction mirrors the infatuation with antique porcelain dolls that is popular to this day. The resulting works embrace the mounts of curls and makeup accents on cheek-bones and lips to create human marionettes.

Next to over-sized beauty products, models look like figurines posing on a fictitious night stand. The look in their eyes seem so full of life, yet at the same time, they transmit a certain loneliness, giving you the impression they have been imprisoned in the human world, waiting to be transformed into living beings.

The shiny red and black hair with massive swirls in Therese Aldgard's dolls are the dominant factor in creating this shot.