Often the lives in dollhouses were more magnificent than the homes of wealthy Victorians. The currency of wealth was symbolised by the glory of the dollhouses contained in a household. This is the reason why several dollhouses exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green was the backdrop for the fashion editorial I shot for my Digital Manipulation Unit as part of my Diploma in Kensington and Chelsea College.
Several rooms of many dollhouses were photographed, a task that proved to be tricky as they were all behind glass and very low lit. To match the glory of the featured rooms, current couture clothing advertised in fashion magazines were scanned to later be digitally worn by my model Indre Marc.
Each photograph is a composite of at least 3 images- 2 photographed by me and 1 scanned from magazines. Whilst doing this was good to teach me more editing techniques, ethically I would prefer to have my beautiful model wearing the clothes. The life in dollhouses is an idea I would like to revisit but perhaps with a concept that is less commercial.