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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Just Playing Around


Happy hump day to you all out there in blog land.  Hope you are feeling creative.  Well, I have been playing around with some photo ideas just to get my feet wet and test out some setups.  These are by no means final attempts, just tests.  I have had this idea for at least a year now to delve into using dolls and toys as the characters for some of my little stories or my new word storyettes. Yes, it is a made up word.

Any way here is a rough sample of some of the fun I am having.  The dolls are not mine as in designed by me.  They are gifts and as such are fare game as my actors. Coco Channel was created by my friend Beth McGrath in Bellevue KY. Carlos is from the Billy Doll series unfortunately no longer available.  Plus, there is another hidden character you might recognize.  I know he isn't very clear and that is on purpose.

So, to the story.  Miss Channel had been out late on the town.  It was at one particular party given by a yet unnamed famous artist that she met Carlos.  Now, Carlos isn't all that interested in Coco for female companionship.  But, he certainly knows how to work the situation to his advantage.  In his conversation with Coco during their time together the prior evening, he found his way in.  She is desperately lonely despite her immense wealth and affluence  She has a fondness for well built men even though they may be well half of her age.  Coco figures she's rich enough so who cares what others think.  Carlos knows just the right things to say.  He is now planning to become someone very important to Coco.

Coco decided she wanted to have a portrait done early in the relationship.  At some point this may be all she has to remember him by. You see Coco is no dummy either.  Her great wealth didn't come easy and she is one tough cookie when it comes to business.  She certainly knows when someone is playing her.  So, in the end who will be playing whom. But, Coco is only focused on the moment. At this moment she has a hot young Latin man at her side.

There you have it.  My jump into photo story telling.  Not such an elaborate one yet.  But, I am trying to figure out if my little camera will suffice or if I need to upgrade to something better.  Plus, I know that my home studio space is not big enough to really play this way.  It will soon be time to move to my studio away from home.  Hey that's what it is there for.  Anyway have a great day.  Thanks as always for stopping by.

9 comments:

flyingbeader said...

And what about the baby troll?

Cody Goodin said...

Ah, there in lays the mystery.

PB said...

Go Coco :) Love the story Cody. The photo speaks for itself. Nicely done.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks PB. You know that hair I won from your giveaway is going to come in handy as I redo some dolls for my characters.

Edwina Sutherland said...

You are having too much fun here!

Cody Goodin said...

Yes I am, Edwina.

Judy Skeel said...

Wonderful! What fun!!!

Jody Miller said...

Cody this sounds like a very fun project. Thanks for sharing.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Judy and Jody, it is fun and I am loving trying to collect the various characters. Next is the honing of my photography skills.