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Vampire Child Photography

Toystory By Oleg Duryagin Inspired by Twilight?

— November 15, 2008 — Tech
The vampire craze (thanks to Twilight and its star Robert Pattinson) is not only affecting book and movie ticket sales, but art and photography as well. 

Russian artist Oleg Duryagin (aka Dou) recently won the Professional Photographer of the Year in Fine Art award at the International Photography Awards. His latest photoseries, Toystory, captures little children as toys. The children are so white and lifeless, they look like marble-skinned vampire children.

The characters that are depicted in the Toystory series include Batman, Pinocchio, Micky Mouse, Zoro and many more.
Trend Themes
1. Vampire Craze in Art Photography - Providing new opportunities for artists to create unconventional pieces that appeal to fans of vampire fiction.
2. Childhood Icons as Subjects - Exploring innovative ways to interpret well-known characters through photography and other mediums.
3. Monochromatic Themes in Fine Art Photography - Offering a unique approach to portraits by utilizing stark contrasts and minimalism to emphasize the subject.
Industry Implications
1. Art - As a result of the vampire craze, artists are able to branch out into new themes and subjects, expanding their potential audience.
2. Photography - Photographers are using the popular vampire theme to create unique and unconventional pieces, attracting a new demographic of interest.
3. Toy Manufacturing - The trend of portraying childhood icons in a different light opens up the potential for toy manufacturers to create new, darker versions of classic toys.
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