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06 Jun 2015

LIFE OF KEN BY HUGH KRETSCHMER

Barbie and Ken are staples of American culture, ingrained from childhood. Hugh Kretschmer provides his own unique take on the phenomenon, with a narrative that shows Ken as he makes his way through his life and fate. Ken is challenged again and again by the reality of his new circumstance, all met with a doll’s stoic stare and slight grin." After his trials and tribulations, Ken ends up where all toys who lose their luster end up, the shelf of a no-name vintage store. Instead of making the human doll small in a miniature world, Kretschmer reversed the approach and makes the “real world” look small by a combination of tilt-shift camera movements, and hand-made doll-like props and wardrobe. Hugh’s Ken is a doppelgänger of the blond version of the 1963 model. For Hugh, “it all came together the first day of the shoot when my make-up artist, Isaac Prado, did his magic on him, particularly the hairdo.”