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Pediophobia by larafairie Pediophobia by larafairie
Pediophobia - Fear of dolls/mannequins.

For my self chosen project at college on phobias (final major project of the course).

Self-Portrait. (As I'm trying to show a personal phobia)

She is not meant to look like she's scared herself - the concept is meant for the audience to see their own fears. With this project I'm trying to show phobias in two different ways -
1. To capture the sufferer facing their fear.
2. To bring the audience's own feelings into the work by using the audience as the 'sufferer'.



lara jade
2007.
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:iconjuroch:
Juroch Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nailed it - so inspiring
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hellfire1093 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i am fucking terrified! i luv it!(im still scared LOL)
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irawrxurxworld Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
And I too have a fear of dolls it's simply Gorgeous
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:iconirawrxurxworld:
irawrxurxworld Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
lovely photo.
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freakishgothicmuch Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
never heard of that phobia until now lmao ^^
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itslouiefaundo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Photographer
wow
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justynakosiorek Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
love this one! <3
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:iconxc222:
xc222 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Superb quality. Nice work!
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Glamahdollie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   General Artist
you should do the phobia of spiders or the dark or even highs. But great photos :)
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:iconcyndol:
Cyndol Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really fond of this portrayal. Lots of people try to do photos of "pediophobia" but I find this one to be very unique. Also very beautiful. Once again, great job!
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IndigoDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconlovefavplz:
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annie-tony Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
:love:
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nessie-x Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
[link] you got featured :aww:
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deSIGNATURE Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
insanely beautiful!!
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:iconhezanthro93:
hezanthro93 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
beautiful and more than a little bit scary if i do say so :O dolls scare me rather a lot it's the ay they stare i think
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smoky00 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
I love IT
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InspiredInsanity Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Beautiful work!!
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Able-To-Love Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
You are my IDOL :) really..amazing :)
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wilfriedF Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009   Photographer
Really nice..
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:iconpsid:
PsiD Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Amazing, great job.
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Naucturne Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Student Writer
That's really cool
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Chelcie-Bun Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
absolutely beautiful <3 x
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TalynSoul Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Gorgeous work! I love it! Beautifully done... :heart:
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ssaallmmaann Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
superb shots
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xMajQax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
so beautiful ! I love it.
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LilFlac3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
really nice outcome. instant fav ;)
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meringuey Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I have to ask: the hands... mannequins, or amazingly well made-up real ones?

Other than thhat minor confusion, amazing photograph! You look so plastic, it's unreal...
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Balsimka13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Wow, a picture for me! I'm afraid of dolls too.. they are so scary.. T_T
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fantasy-love-x3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
just perfekt
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AngelicScreams Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Student General Artist
I love this shot.
It actually kind of hits home for me. I'm pediophobic due to some really awful dreams I had as a child.

It does a wonderful job of communicating the message, but I'm wondering... how does it look vertical? I think the fact that the tearstain is also horizontal throws off my perspective.

Perhaps it would be more.. convincing (I don't think that's the correct word, but it's the first one that comes to mind) if the smear ran vertical in the horiontal format, or vertical in a vertical format. Maybe it's a matter of optical comfort. But that's just my opinion. I really like it either way. :)
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blakkreignn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
you succeeded...
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ummklucy-stock Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
this is a beautiful photo! you're so talented!
only thing that sort of bothers me is the dolls hand on the right side of your face isn't in the shadows like that side of your face is
but i love it otherwise. you are gorgeous girl
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XxMalicexX Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I love!
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pepperbunbun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh, this is just awesome:)

~pepperbunbun:floating:
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LT-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008   Digital Artist
beautiful! well done. (:
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ilikbl00d Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Excellent, a well-done piece of work. The eyes reflect terror, but what she is terrified of is not entirely clear. +fav!
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MrsCullen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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angelus2402004 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
Awesome!
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TeganMays Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Student
Beautiful concept =]
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leaf-lover Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
The hands certainly look like plastic and I see what you're trying to do, but I don't see the genuine fear. Your eyes don't look terrified; which means I'm a little lost when I just look at the photo (it wasn't until I clicked the thumbnail and read the description). I realise that not all photographs need to be horrendously blindly obvious, but I think a little something would help. :shrug:
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Maariiaannee Featured By Owner May 7, 2008   Photographer
ur artwork are PERFECT .
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StinaBG Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
You look like Jessica Stam in this photo ^^,
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arthurmetall Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
waw.... great shoot...nice tone..... :love:
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Insanities-Lust Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
this is an amazing job well done!
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Rockn-rose Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008   Interface Designer
Waw!♥it
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Elf-lock Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
You've been featured here my dear [link]
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arithaa Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Gorgeous eyes. A very nice shoot :heart:!
This deviation is featured on my first news, named 'Those girl eyes..' (:
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caldablog Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
sweeeeeet!! really nice picture there
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beautifulxdisasterx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
whoa
i love this one
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Budouka Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The smeared makeup is a really nice touch.
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