Samantha Humphreys

Art, Photography & Inspiration

Tag: Barbie

What If?

whatif6My recent series “What If?” has been receiving some attention in the press lately, due to the inclusion of three of the images in the Speaking Out Exhibition at Embrace Arts, University of Leicester.

The series is based on the theoretical question of “What if we were to teach our children at an early age about the harsh realities that face some?”

Clearly, we wouldn’t dream of exposing children to such things and my work is by no means intended to be used as an educational tool but by using Barbie dolls, an iconic toy that oozes perfection, I am demonstrating that life for some is by no means perfect. The series of ten images also explores insecurity, loneliness, illness and addiction.

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Just so…..

Because life just is……

Happy

Friends

Drag

It’s A Matter of Trust

We shouldn’t be taught that life is perfect.

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Lost

For the majority of us, a satisfied life consists of constant deadlines, constraints, rules, boundaries and a general acceptance that life sometimes isn’t fair.

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Unselfish

Reality is that life consists of rules and boundaries

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It’s Not Easy Being Me…

She has it tough too!Pregnant