Pic of the Week – Marta of The Doll Whisperer

Our Facebook profile picture of the week (below) goes to Marta Piotrowicz of Poland, with her spectacular synthesis of the ghost of Christmas Future and Alice Cullen. Each week as we change our profile picture we hope to bring forward one of many the talented and dedicated collectors of Tonner D0ll, celebrating the power of play.

Back in November she was interviewed by BJD Magazine, where you can find out more about her passion:

I have been fascinated by photography since I was in primary school. My mother gave me a Smiena, a very simple Russian camera, as my first camera. First I was photographing people, streets, and cities, but it wasn’t what I was looking for. At that time, I started collecting dolls, first Barbies, then Silkstones, and FR.

Finally I discovered Robert Tonner’s dolls, and fell in love at my very first sight. His dolls were like the real models, with captivating face sculpts, history, amazing detailed wardrobe, and it was it!…

First I started to make their photo portraits, then ‘fashion editorials’ where the main focus were clothes, shoes, and fabrics.

...When I place the doll in front of my camera – I see her alive, moving and posing. I can feel her like I would feel the energy, emotions and personality of real human being. I know her, who she is, where is she from, what kind of person she is.

You just have to FEEL the person who is standing in front of you. Famous photographer Don McCullin said: “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”

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Definitely read all of the interview, she talks about her fashion influences and her photography philosophy in great detail.

She says tells us that she lives in Poland and is a single mother of a wonderful 3 year old boy. We celebrate Marta! Thank you Marta, and we look forward to more of your exquisite photographs.

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