You go, Barbie!

Mariel Clayton, the photographer of the “Barbie gone mad” series (as I like to call it), was originally inspired by Japanese miniatures and from there has created a fantasy world full of dolls; specifically, Barbie dolls!  I’m sure many people might be creeped out by this (or at the very least have some childhood memories ruined… or maybe some resurface, whoa… deep stuff, man) but I think this work is very entertaining.  I decided to include some of my favorites (which was very hard to narrow down) and a short excerpt on why I like it but I encourage you to browse the website because there are so many good shots that should not be overlooked.


I immediately like this photo for 2 reasons: 1) she is a hot looking, ball-busting CEO type lady and 2) when I see estranged couples in public I always wonder if every moment between them is silent and distant, even at home.  And if so, why do people stand for that when there is so much positive potential to be experienced in the world?

Dangerous Xmas

I love Christmas; everything is so warm and cozy and charming.  But what’s off in this picture?

Dirty Xmas

Now THAT’S more like it!


Clayton does some concept work too, like most photographers, and all of it is quite lovely.


Clayton has a whole series on weddings; his description: it’s all about the wedding, not about the marriage.  Amen!  And this picture just embodies the future irony and comical farce that weddings really can be.


UH OH, Ken, you be in trouble!

Robot Man

A robot man who brings you chocolate and wine AND has a screw-on section where different sized/textured penises can go?  UHHHHH, scientists coming up with that anywhere?

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Mommy is tired of your annoying nature, Baby.

Daddy Dinner

Clayton doesn’t stop at children; the husband is not safe either!

bad day

Clayton even goes after the desperately alone and scared female.  Offended?  Well, that’s how you know art is working.

Soft Nights

Reminds me of a moment.  A moment in the night when the stillness slides thickly through the air, sweeping toward you – under above around all things. it surrounds you. listen – fear is laughing.  it’s quiet – serene. stillness. these are the soft nights, the evening of shadows with no sign of light.  the nights so heavy you float.

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I bet Ken regrets calling Barbie a blonde bimbo with plastic boobs and an empty head!

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haha, Adam & Steve series!

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And finally, we end on a high note with a touch of juvenile violence against helpless parents.




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