Faina at the quay

Home (contents) Life-size dolls Faina at the quay

Faina at the quay

Faina Anatomical Doll in 2017


Faina Anatomical Doll in 2018

Vintage bicycle

Faina Anatomical Doll relaxing on the bed

Faina relaxing on the bed

The greatest inventions of humankind must include books and dolls.

Faina Anatomical Doll sunbathing

Sunbathing in May, 2018

Faina Anatomical Doll in 2018

“Come with me.”

Faina Anatomical Doll in 2018


Life-size doll posing on quay-side with artificial hippo in water

Faina and her pet hippo

The hippo was a fixture at Christchurch Quay on the Dorset coast in the summer of 2018. Like Faina, it is Russian: It has blue eyes. 😀

Faina Anatomical Doll sitting in a chair opposite the black house in Christchurch, Dorset, England

Black house

Faina Anatomical Doll in 2018


Faina Anatomical Doll in 2018

Sunset at the quay

Faina Anatomical Doll sitting on a park bench in England

Gorky Park

Faina Anatomical Doll in 2018

“Why has this strange man sat next to me?”

Faina Anatomical Doll at a disused watermill in England

“This place must be a mill.”

Anatomical doll in black and white with selective colour of lips

Faina’s red lips

Selected colour in an otherwise black and white image is an effect available in my Fuji digital camera rather than in a photo editing program on my computer.

Faina Anatomical Doll on a cold winter's day

Faina on a cold winter’s day

Faina and I visited friends in Devon in January 2019.

Faina Anatomical Doll sitting among boats on a beach

Boats on the beach

Faina Anatomical Doll in 2019

Faina’s belly in January, 2019

Faina’s finger wires broke at the knuckle joints early on. There is a repair detailed on one of the doll forums. I must get round to it some time.

Faina Anatomical Doll in March, 2019

Faina in March, 2019

Faina Anatomical Doll and owner in April 2019

Fun boy one

It ain’t what you do it’s the place that you do it
And that’s what gets results.

— from the lyrics of It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It) by Fun Boy Three and Bananarama, 1982

The three girls of 1980s band Bananarama seem to me extraordinarily attractive, especially Sara Dallin. How many virtual handshakes am I distanced from Sara Dallin? Her colleague Siobhan Fahey, who left Bananarama in 1988 to form Shakespears Sister, married Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics. The Eurythmics’ production secretary (also very attractive, and clearly fond of Stewart) subsequently became our secretary where I worked in London in 1987 to ’89.

Faina Anatomical Doll in April 2019

Really saying something

Faina borrowed Caroline’s hair for this shoot. It rained just before I took the photo and just after. Not really a cruel summer, just a standard British spring.

Internal links

Faina the ballerina

Faina as Siouxsie including Faina at the factory

Faina in uniform