I sent several questions to Paris. Here are her responses:
Describe the photo.
- It was the final challenge for the "Fashion Royalty International Jetset Diva" contest on that Flickr group. The challenge is "Mad Men's season finale wrap party".
Explain how you did it briefly.- Found this portrait of Don Draper that I thought I could work with (he's alone in the pic). - Then took a pic of my Diva (I chose Mini Livewire for this contest). - Then took a pic of Agnes with tissue in her hand. - Combined those three in Photoshop. Made them Duotone mode and added background and other elements (sparkles, wine glass, cigarette smoke, etc.)
Did you make changes to the original doll?- Adding a running mascara on Agnes in Photoshop only.
What is she/he wearing? Wig?- Mini Livewire is wearing "Kelly Girl" by Randall Craig, with jewelry from "Mon Cheri" by Dressmaker Details, and wig from Vero's Urban Antoinette. - Agnes is wearing "Together Again" by Randall Craig. Setting?
- I took pics of them with just plain white background and combined them all in a Photoshop.
Camera equipment and set-up used?- Canon Ixus 80 IS and a table lamp. I don't have a studio/fancy equipments so have to make do with what I got.
Suggestions to other doll photographers?- Mmmmm I'd say find your strength, work with what you got, and follow your imagination...
The images were combined seamlessly into one photo. I'd say that Paris has definitely found her strength!
If you would like to see more of her work, click here for her Flickr photostream.
Congratulations, Paris, on the Picture of the Week Award!