One of my favorite things about running this business is creating elaborate props and sets for our shoots! It’s a way to share the Gloomth Universe (aka the inside of my head) with the “regular” world. I love building strange environments for our models to exist in, doubly so if it involves making over the top props to use. For our recent “Doll House” photoshoot we built a life size doll house!
The inspiration for this set was an end-of-summer Victorian Grunge feel. Faded colors, shabby and broken toys, the way grass fades to yellow in the dry heat of late August. I filled the environment with old quilts, blankets, housecoats, doll panties, pillows, and tons of my antique/vintage toy collection.
We had a great time creating these photos and I think it really shows in the final shots.
We’ll have a breakdown of how we made the giant doll house for this shoot in a separate post but it worked so beautifully in this photoshoot you can definitely expect a few more with it before I dismantle it for storage. My friend and I made it entirely from scratch and I’m so pleased with how it came together.