Not So Perfect Life

  • Large Format

    4x5 B&W Film
     
    Still Life
     
         Many people view Barbie as having this "perfect" life.  Perfect hair, perfect body, perfect boyfriend.  But what if Barbie was "normal?"  What if she experienced problems women deal with every day?  This is my series of Barbie having a "Not So Perfect Life."  I show Barbie going through the different stages of depression.  She goes from being a happy girl, to anti-social, to alone in bed, to reaching a low and cutting off her hair, to losing her appetite, and finally to having a substance abuse problem.  Many people in the world struggle with depression.  This is my series depicting someone viewed as "perfect" experiencing such a common disorder.