[Pics] The Wedding's Over: Visceral Barbie Photography (NSFW)

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[Pics] The Wedding's Over:  Visceral Barbie Photography (NSFW)

Have you ever asked yourself, "What ever happened after Ken and Barbie's Wedding?" Well I found the answer and I'm not sure you're going to like it. Or you display the same sinister sense of humor as doll photographer Mariel Clayton then you'll like it a little too much. And let me be clear about this. These shots are not safe for work or younger viewing.

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38 Comments

I appreciate the shock value, but let's be honest about this... If Barbie ever went nuts after the wedding, she'd probably just get really, really fat.

Kristin L Caffray's picture

Image 17 seems really out of place...esp with the watermark at the bottom. I love everything else though.

David Arthur's picture

while the wedding shots were cute funny...these are disturbing funny.

NO! I liked the wedding pictures better....... plus lets be honesty how many times can barbie really kill ken, I mean the guy can't handle loosing his head every day. 

Com'on fStoppers! ....take the high road!  These images serve ZERO purpose on what I consider(ed?) an educational website for creatives.
Stupid and insulting.

Wow.  I think you're looking at these in an off way.  I don't see them glorifying violence at all.  For me, they're a commentary on the Stepford, suburban, perfect American culture.  Coupled with deeply alarming subtext.  Reminds me of the film American Beauty.  Still waters run deep sort of thing.   
I think we all appreciate that FStoppers is technically educational.  A post like this pushes the artistically educational realm.  I hope if you look a bit deeper you can see the difference.  
Look into Barbie's eyes in image 13.  She's holding cookies for christ's sake!  It's perfect.

Yeah, sadly this seems more like an easy ploy at the gratuitous violence that permiates our culture right now. 
Not very creative after the second or third time you see the same thing over and over again. It's like having giant tits or a wierd vag on television... shock value without much art, sadly.

James Robertson's picture

you guys have art degrees, don't you? It's a dude who wanted to stage a bunch of photos of psycho bitch barbie, stop trying to read what isn't there.

Tran-Shawn Yu's picture

Is this set part of a Dexter storyboard?

Wayne Leone's picture

I appreciate the creative aspects but not for me. Also, too many images, I got a bit bored. I was surprised they are on FStoppers without some sort of BTS article/video/pictures.

Sean Shimmel's picture

I tire of the all too easy Barbie-innocence-as-detached-cynicism.

No thanks

Benicio Murray's picture

So many old prudes in this website need to have a cup of tea and a lie down.

So now any nasty thing gets to show their GREAT work in fstoppers. I will start to give you guys a miss. What do u learn or take from this kind of stuff, not funny, not sad, not well done, nothing, it's an ffff waste of time. I will not comment again.

Not a very inspiring post to start the day. I still love FStoppers you guys rock!

hahaha morbid!

I would be curious how Mattell reacts to this? In the past they haved sued photographers for trademark infringement. And even though they may or may not have a case, they shut the photographer down with lawyer costs

Anthony DiMarco's picture

Like I said, they may not have a case but in the past that hasn't stopped Mattel from force artist into huge lawyer fees. They've done it before.
Parodies of Barbie isn't new. Heck they just tried to sue the Bratz company saying they were infringing on Barbie

Mattel doesn't play nice

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Challenge people, push the envelope, tell a new story, show something in a different light. Step over your comfort level, do something different, express something in a manner someone else won't. This is great. Yeah, morbid and creepy and a little redundant but give this creative person the credit they deserve, and give those who proudly display it even more credit for not being scared by all you closed door, tight wad, self-proclaimed internet critics. 

"...all you closed door, tight wad, self-proclaimed internet critics."
Hmmm..... was your above comment a critique of critics?   ...and somehow your observation is more valid then others?  

Hahah wow, this is some fucked up shit, but very well done.

Not my cup of tea.....

I usually like "social critisism" in photography. I see none here.

The author could have expressed so much more than just people who want to kill each other after they are married. After the 3rd pic, WE GET IT!

He could have recreated barbaric post-wedding rituals around the world, the mundane of married life (btw, you're doing it wrong if it's mundane and boring...), etc etc...

Now it just looks like a remake of "American Psycho", with less dept.

I think most of you need to get the stick out of your a**es and stop trying to be so properly correct all the time! I found this series to be awesome! The attention to detail is great, lighting is great, concept is great! In all well done to the creator! 

which concept? What is the message, idea on motive for this series beisde taking a well know figure (barbie), throwing some blood on it, and giving the whole a wedding theme.

It's no better than cops or world best police chases. All the element in there a there to shock you... but nothing else.

This suicide motif is getting reeeaaaally cliche. Might as well add some tottally rad actions to complete the blandness.

I never would have thought that Barbi was such a crazy bitch. However I don't think that it would be a surprise for anyone to learn that Ken is a cross dressing homosexual. Someone once said that each picture is more of a portrait of the photographer than the subject.Whether you like or dislike these images there is a creative  element here that involved the planing and the construction of putting this series together.For me if there was  more of a story  with additional images of the couples home life leading up to the climatic killing of Ken I think that it would have made for a better story.

im framing these for my daughter's room

Michael Kormos's picture

These are absolutely brilliant from every angle. The fava beans from Hannibal really did it for me. Kudos for original concept, attention to detail, and creative direction.

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