Bizarre Barbie and Ken Living Dolls

Have you ever seen Barbie dress like this? Vancouver-based photographer Hayden Wood has a found a new look for the iconic doll in his fashion photo series known as Living Dolls. It may not be the real Barbie, as manufactured by Mattel, but it certainly is inspired by the blonde toy figure, who is accompanied by her fictional male counterpart, Ken.

Barbie has undergone several looks from Malibu Barbie, fashioning swimsuits and summer wear, to Holiday Barbie, ornamented in puffy gowns. We've even seen her and Ken range in professions, and yet Wood's re-imagining of them is something new and previously unseen from the wholesome line of dolls. There's a modelesque edge to the series as created by the photo manipulation skills of the New Zealand native photographer with the aid of stylist Meagan Therese Squire. If there was only one word to describe this series of Barbie, it would probably be Attitude.

Hayden Wood website
via [thaeger]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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