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Surreal and Sexy or Social Statement?

 - Jul 15, 2008   Updated: Apr 20 2011
References: & designboom
At first glance, these appear to be your run-of-the-mill nudie pics. Not so! Photographer and artist, Alex Sandwell Kiszynski, has fashioned these ladies onto the bodies of Barbie dolls.

The images are of life-size models, flesh-colored, with plastic joints.

The images raise the question of whether or not they are sexually surreal or a shocking social statement.

Implications - What is really interesting to note is that these images aren't in line with Alex Sandwell Kiszynski's normal work. These weird and bizarre photos would really stand out in his portfolio, which happens to feature both wedding photography and completely normal portraits. Although it would be fine to show his other work to the whole family, these specific images should be kept out of view.