Samuel Masters for Art-Sheep
Have you ever happened to see an old doll on a shop window, or perhaps an abandoned toy in a flea market or garage sale and immediately find that it bears a striking resemblance to a person you know? Well, if you have, I bet you must have been sufficiently creeped out. That is exactly the kind of feeling photographer Annie Collinge wanted to inspire in the viewers with her series, Five Inches Of Limbo. In this photographic collection, Collinge rummaged around flea markets, antique stores, second-hand places and, of course, the Internet, collecting old and distinctive anthropomorphic toys, that she in turn proceeded to photograph along with their real-life doppelgängers.
Unlike her inanimate models, their breathing look-alikes took the photographer more time to find, as she roamed the streets of the city hoping to bump into the faces she needed and convince them to sit in front of her lens, but in the end she found out that most of her newfound models were happy to be involved after she explained her project. In the end, with the help of the right clothes and makeup, the result was as uncanny and peculiar, as Collinge would hope for.