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The Walker Curates the News: 02.02.15

Laurie Simnons,  Orange Hair/Snow/Close Up, 2014

Laurie Simmons, Orange Hair/Snow/Close Up, 2014

After decades of photographing dolls, Laurie Simmons is now shooting real people—only with dollish eyes painted on their eyelids. “This interruption,” she acknowledges, “is so subtle people miss it at first.” The series follows work based on Simmons’ recent fascination with Kigurumi, performers in Japan who wear doll-like costumes. “Painting dollish features on human faces came next, after Simmons ‘got caught up’ in the hundreds of make-up tutorials available on YouTube,” writes The Telegraph’s Alice Vincent.

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