Posts Tagged ‘barbie’

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue to Include ‘Unapologetic’ Barbie Poses

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Guys, you may want to be extra careful about where you read your copy of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue this year. It will contain a double-helping of grist for feminist outrage this time around, as Barbie, that icon of feminine pulchritude and academic rigor (“Math class is tough. Let’s go shopping!”) struts her stuff alongside the human models. Read more…

Kai Gives Phillip Bloom a Barbie Camera in New DigitalRev Cheap Camera Challenge

Editor’s Note: There is a bit of strong and suggestive language used in a few of the scenes.

The Pro Photog Cheap Camera Challenge is one of our favorite segments that the folks over at DigitalRev put together. Beyond just proving the point that it’s the photographer, and not the camera, that makes great pictures, the episodes are fun to watch and often very educational.

In the past they’ve put everyone from David Hobby to Vincent Laforet to the test, but this time they decided to up the ante. The victim this time around is world-class cinematographer Phillip Bloom, who will be embarking on this challenge with a not-so-capable Barbie camera in tow. Read more…

Barbie and Ken Photographs Shot with Human Models

Living Dolls is a series by Vancouver-based photographer and retoucher Hayden Wood that shows two models photographed and manipulated to look like plastic Barbie and Ken dolls.
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Barbie Photo Fashion: 5-Megapixel Pics and a Built-In Chest LCD Screen

Toys are getting fancier and cameras are getting weirder. Mattel is set to launch a new camera barbie called Barbie Photo Fashion that’ll upgrade many a dollhouse with a human-shaped 5-megapixel digital camera. Unlike the soon-to-be-outdated Video Girl Barbie and its chest-cam, this new photography doll features a camera built into her back with the LCD screen moved to her frontside. She can store 100 photos, features a mini USB port on her lower back, and comes with 15 built-in photo “filters” — a must-have for toy cameras and apps these days. It’ll cost a cool $50 when it hits store shelves in the near future, though availability hasn’t been announced yet.

(via Engadget)


Image credits: Photographs by Engadget

Wedding Photographs Featuring Barbie and Ken

French wedding photographer Béatrice de Guigné has a fun set of photographs showing what Barbie and Ken’s wedding photographs might look like if captured by a trendy contemporary wedding photographer.
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Messiness at 1/6 Scale: Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse

Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse is a photo series by photo instructor Carrie M. Becker that shows what Barbie’s dollhouse would look like if she was a compulsive hoarder and complete slob. The scenes ares 1/6th scale models, the objects are either repurposed Barbie toys or made by hand. Becker used a Nikon D40 with the on-camera flash.
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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Is the Barbie Video Girl As Good As the Canon 7D?

In the spirit of the iPhone 4 vs. Canon 7D side-by-side camera comparison video, filmmaker Brandon Bloch has made a wonderfully clever juxtaposition of the Canon 7D and Mattel’s Barbie Video Girl. The Barbie Video Girl alone is a thing of wonder — it’s a really bizarre bionic-looking glitz and glam doll with a camera built into her chest.

The two cameras go toe-to-toe, pitting class against sass — but is Barbie Video Girl as good as the 7D?


Thanks Brandon!