Barbie and Oppenheimer have been battling for attention for what seems like years now. The campaign for both is happening simultaneously, so people and press have referred to the films as “Barbenheimer.” Mike Fink, Caleb Ward, and Shelby Ward of Curious Refuge took it literally and created Barbenheimer! It’s a fully AI-generated movie trailer showing Barbie, the death, the destroyer of worlds. It’s as confusing as it is brilliant, and to be honest – I would totally watch that!
I’ve said this a hundred times, but I simply love stop-motion videos. And if they can make me smile, I love them even more. Artist and animator Warren Wright has created a series of such videos, and they’ve made my day today. He uses Barbie dolls and stop-motion animation to recreate iconic movie scenes and music videos. Step aside, Madonna, Barbie’s taking over!
If you want to inspire your little one to get interested in photography, you may consider this new Barbie: a National Geographic photojournalist. In collaboration with NatGeo, Mattel has introduced a series of career dolls, and this one will certainly thrill the photographer and the inner kid in all of us.
Photographing dolls and action figures is something a lot of people ask me about. Sometimes it’s just product shots for classifieds or auctions, sometimes it’s something a little more creative. I always give the same advice, regardless. Light them exactly the same way you would a real person, but on a smaller scale.
In this video taking you on a behind the scenes look at a Barbie Dreamtopia photo shoot, you can see this principle being applied. There isn’t any commentary, but you do overhear some of the conversation,
Barbie was first introduced to the world in 1959 by American toy manufacturer Mattel. Over the past five decades, she’s gone through subtle changes, specifically in regards to facial structure and features.
To take a look at just how much Barbie has changed, Tumblr user Tenaflyviper has created an incredibly thorough portrait compilation of Barbie through the years.