Picture of the Week Award ~ August 23, 2009

When I opened a post on Prego and saw the pictures of this doll, I thought it was a real person!
The photo is by Jackie Saunders who goes by the name of Jackie in Cincy or JinCincy on the boards. The doll's name is Callan. He is a limited edition Iplehouse EID SE version of Akando. Honestly, I have no idea what all those initials stand for but it must be something really good because this doll is as hot as it gets. The photos Jackie posted of him are beautifully exposed and composed. He is so easy to stare at. Jackie knows how to use a black background when her doll is dressed in black. She lights the background to make the doll stand away from it. The lighting creates a wonderful dimensional effect and outlines Callan's body. Well done!

This information regarding the dolls has been provided by Jackie:
Iplehouse does offer regular line versions in different skin tones, (white and normal) but the skin tone my guy has, called "real resin" (which is a mix of urethane and french resins), has only been offered as Special Edition dolls. The Iplehouse EID guys are 70cm tall and they are heavy, weighing in at close to 7 lbs. They are some of the most beautiful, realistic looking male dolls that I have ever seen though, and that was the draw for me. Their bodies are sculpted beautifully. They even have detailed veining in their arms and hands. They are truly pieces of art in my eyes. They range in price from about $640 for a standard doll without make up to $1000 for some of the limited editions.

If you would like to see more of Jackie's photos of her doll collection check out her Picture Trail album and/or her Live Journal. You won't be disappointed!

Congratulations, Jackie, on your Picture of the Week Award.


  1. Congrats.. truly a beautiful picture.. of a wonderful doll.

  2. what a fantastic doll, terri... am glad you posted about him.... or I would ahve missed him altogether....

  3. karusia@shaktiflow.com9/4/09, 8:43 AM

    wow, ehat a great pic of a GREAT (and hunky) doll!
    on a related note: terry, have you had a look at the new FDQ doll photography how-to book? wondering what you might have to say about it, esp. for amateurs? and i mean that in the literal sense: a lover of dolls who wants to improve photo skills......

  4. Karusia:
    The book is terrific for amateurs and those with experience as well. I read it! I have several copies for sale. Email me if you are interested. There is a link on my profile page to email me.