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Faina at the quay
The greatest inventions of humankind must include books and dolls.
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. 😀
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 and I visited friends in Devon 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.
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 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.
Faina as Siouxsie including Faina at the factory