Welcome to RORSHAK’s ‘Paper Dolls’ series where artist photographer RORSHAK creates fantastic scenes by creating thematic portraits of his friends that are printed on thick paper, cut out with a razorblade, and then placed with tape and a push-pin in a custom miniature world. The story for each fantasy becomes clear from the camera’s peculiar perspective, through the constriction of the lens–any move to the camera to the left or right could cause the illusion to come undone. Brown recycled paper becomes mountains in “The Spaghetti Western Cowboy”. Small cans of beans and vegetables, spray-painted black and dressed with labels, become toxic waste in “The Durian Headed Meat-Armed Man”. Paper towel rolls become smokestacks filling the polluted air in “The Barrio Pitbull Master”. Minnows appear to be a significant catch in “The Swedish Ice Fishing Squad”. In “Winter Evening’s Pickup”, starring RORSHAK and his lovely wife, two spies are rescued by a courageous cat flying a model helicopter. Blood-filled waters tell set an ominous tone for “The Lady in the Wood”. A young family enjoys a safe day out in Detroit, packed to the gills with firearms in “Urban Detroit Hipster Uprising”, and a young lady commands fire from her palm in “The Phoenix of Detroit”. Comedienne Chonda Pierce hosts her own talk show at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in “Girl Talk”. A young mother-to-be contemplates the lonely challenge of labor in “The Alchemist”. A recording studio performance reaches the point of critical mass in “Great Balls of Fire”. A lone girl sets to exploring the seas in “Nautical Egyptian Explorer”.
See behind the scenes at http://www.rorshak.com/behind-the-scenes/ . The sets are fun to see and worth exploring. Also, I show you how you can make your own ‘Durian Headed Meat-armed Man’ on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.599550313413286.1073741825.222276851140636&type=1&l=a55599ab5f