Black and White.  In this photo: Sports Illustrated™ Swimsuit Barbie® Doll.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 369mm

Black & White. In this photo: Beaded Gown Barbie® doll.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 157mm

Beaded Gown portrait.  In this photo: Beaded Gown Barbie® doll designed by Linda Kyaw for the Black and White Collection.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 393mm

The silver fox.  In this photo: BFMC Mad Men Roger Sterling.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/80th
  4. Focal Length: 151mm

Nichelle B&W.  In this photo: Nichelle® Urban Hipster™ Barbie® doll from the Model of the Moment™ Collection.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/10th
  4. Focal Length: 110mm

Muse.  In this photo: On Location™: Milan Barbie® Doll is wearing an old Barbie® dress that I modified by adding some bead embroidery, bead fringe and black tulle.  The earrings are also OOAK made by yours truly.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 157mm

The Original. In this photo: The Original Teenage Fashion Model™ Barbie® Doll at a dress/tech rehearsal for a runway show.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/4.5
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 141mm

Twice as nice. In this photo: Speed Racer Barbie® Doll and Barbie® Basics Model No. 09 Collection 001 have a chance encounter at the lobby of a posh boutique hotel.  Both are elegantly attired in structured suits, and for a moment, they appraise each other.

They say that an encounter with your doppelgänger is an ill omen. Perhaps even a portent of death. The idea of a “double walker” has been explored in many works of literature, theatre and cinema.  A recent example is the film “Black Swan”, in which Natalie Portman’s character sees her doppelgänger on several occasions, particularly when she is feeling insecure.

This is my official entry to the Doll Observers May theme of the month photo contest.  The theme is “monochromatic”.


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/4.5
  3. Exposure: 1/25th
  4. Focal Length: 116mm

Black and white.  In this photo: Mad Men Joan Holloway Barbie® doll wears Givenchy


  1. Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS
  2. Aperture: f/5
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 182mm