Play-Doh Photography

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Original photo: Untitled, 1975 by William Eggleston

What a fascinating concept.  British artist Eleanor Macnair takes famous photographs and reproduces them in Play-Doh, simplifying and transforming them with vivid colour.

identical-twinsOriginal photograph: Identical Twins, Roselle, N.J., 1967 by Diane Arbus

The Art Gallery of Ontario holds her work, and she has a current exhibition at Kopekin Gallery in Los Angeles.  This is Bee, by Irving Penn, 1995. Click here to see Macnair’s version.

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Originally shared through Macnair’s tumblr account the project quickly spread through the internet and garnered thousands of followers on instagram.

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Original photograph: Noire and Blanche, 1926 by Man Ray

Macnair works with simple tools; Play-Doh, a chopping board, a scalpel, and an empty wine bottle as a rolling-pin. Here’s a look at one of her works in progress.

In progress…. (intro music Oh Yoko! By John Lennon)

A post shared by Eleanor Macnair (@eleanormacnair) on

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There are 6 comments

  1. Resa

    Very unique, indeed! My eyes played a trick on me. I thought I read Play-Doll, instead of Play-Doh. The first pic has become my Play-Dohl.

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