She Recreates Famous Photos With Play-Doh… The End-Result Is Uncanny.
Using the work of renowned photographers like Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, and Alfred Stieglitz, artist Eleanor Macnair creates something of her own -- and she does it all using Play-Doh.
Macnair reimagines timeless photography by creating a similar image, only with kids' favorite molding clay, creating work that is simultaneously whimsical and artistically impressive. What were once serious black and white photographs transform into quirky 3D scenes, extending the ways in which the image can be interpreted.
Each of Macnair's pieces takes between 3-4 hours to complete, and after she documents them she balls up the Play-Doh for further use. You can see her work in the images below.
This image is an untitled work by photographer Cindy Sherman, taken in 1978.
Here's how Macnair reimagined it.
"Identical Twins" by Diane Arbus.
And Macnair's Play-Doh reinterpretation.
This image is called "Portrait with Blue Hair," taken in 2013 by Daniel Gordon.
Here's Macnair's incredible vision for his original piece.
Georgia O'Keeffe's work, "Hands and Thimble," photographed by Alfred Steiglitz, alongside Macnair's work.
Tatiana Ryabushinskaya as Golden Cockerel, Ballet Russes, an image taken by Horst. P. Horst.
Horst P. Horst
And Macnair's colorful adaptation.
The stunning "Kamaitachi #23," by Eikoh Hosoe.
Macnair's color-infused Play-Doh interpretation.
"Escape Artist" by Sam Taylor Johnson.
Sam Taylor Johnson
And Macnair's Play-Doh version.
"Weeki Wachee Spring," by Toni Frissell.
A slightly less dark version by Macnair.
"Eastern Madonna," taken in 1935 by Walter Bird.
Here the Eastern Madonna is recreated by Macnair.
"Loretta Young," taken in 1932 by Edward Steichen.
And Macnair's vision for the work in Play-Doh.
"Red Jackson," Harlem, by Gordon Parks, alongside Macnair's work.
Eleanor by Harry Callahan, taken in 1947.
And finally, Macnair's haunting interpretation.
Check out more of Macnair's art on Tumblr.
Source: My Modern Met