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    Eleanor Macnair:Photographs Rendered in Play Doh

Miscellaneous: Eleanor Macnair remakes photography classics with Play-Doh

Posted by Emily Beber,

Argh Play-Doh was so much fun, smelt so good, tasted grim but made everything look brilliant and you could even bake it so your multicoloured figurines could be set in stone forever, until a limb dropped off and was eaten by the dog. Everything was a masterpiece pretty much, but I bet you never did this. The brain child of artist Eleanor Macnair, Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh sees famous photos remade in the more-fun-than-clay material and then photographed, capturing Grace Jones’s uber flexibleness in fluorescence whilst ensuring Bill Brandt’s Nude with Elbow remains just as alluring. It puts all of those miniature animals to shame really.

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    Eleanor Macnair: Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh

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    Bill Brandt: Nude with elbow

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    Eleanor Macnair: Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh

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    Rineke Dijkstra: Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26 1999

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    Eleanor Macnair: Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh

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    Lewis Morley: Christine Keeler

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Posted by Emily Beber

Emily worked with us as an editorial intern during her summer break from the Royal College of Art and wrote for the site between August and September 2013.