by Patrick Appel

This is some of the creepiest portraiture I've seen in some time. The website says that, "children we ask to much of, to be perfect, like dolls." A description of the work:

'[T]he puppet show' is a new photographic work by Italian studio Winkler+Noah. 30 portraits of children aged between two to eight years old were taken and transformed into dolls by subtle retouching. the studios' statement was 'the best present we can give to children is to let them be children'.

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