Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

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.

This image is an untitled work by photographer Cindy Sherman, taken in 1978.

Cindy Sherman

Here's how Macnair reimagined it.

"Identical Twins" by Diane Arbus.

 "Identical Twins" by Diane Arbus.

Diane Arbus

And Macnair's Play-Doh reinterpretation.

And Macnair's Play-Doh reinterpretation.

This image is called "Portrait with Blue Hair," taken in 2013 by Daniel Gordon.

This image is called "Portrait with Blue Hair," taken in 2013 by Daniel Gordon.

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.

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.

The stunning "Kamaitachi #23," by Eikoh Hosoe.

Eikoh Hosoe

Macnair's color-infused Play-Doh interpretation.

"Escape Artist" by Sam Taylor Johnson.

"Escape Artist" by Sam Taylor Johnson.

Sam Taylor Johnson

And Macnair's Play-Doh version.

"Weeki Wachee Spring," by Toni Frissell.

"Weeki Wachee Spring," by Toni Frissell.

Toni Frissell

A slightly less dark version by Macnair.

"Eastern Madonna," taken in 1935 by Walter Bird.

"Eastern Madonna," taken in 1935 by Walter Bird.

Walter Bird

Here the Eastern Madonna is recreated by Macnair.

"Loretta Young," taken in 1932 by Edward Steichen.

"Loretta Young," taken in 1932 by Edward Steichen.

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.

Eleanor by Harry Callahan, taken in 1947.

Harry Callahan

And finally, Macnair's haunting interpretation.

And finally, Macnair's haunting interpretation.

Eleanor Macnair

Check out more of Macnair's art on Tumblr.

Source: My Modern Met

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