Faina in uniform
We picked up speed and emerged into the countryside. New impressions crowded my head […]; farms, villages, crossings, streams, old houses, stone walls, manicured pastures, all were so different and wonderful. How neat everything appeared. Each quaint little train station had window boxes and pots full of flowers […] It was the countryside of Arthur and Camelot, Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest.
— from Fighter Pilot, the Memoirs of Legendary Ace Robin Olds, describing a journey from Scotland to East Anglia in 1944 after arriving from training in P-38 fighters in the USA.
I used a ‘curtain backdrop’ (a print on fabric of a painting) rigged in the back garden to impart the illusion that she is standing on a railway station platform.
Her eyes do not close. This is a separate head. It attaches to a steel pole with a screw in the back of her head.
And this is Faina in traditional costume of Old Russia. 😀
I took this photo of Faina in an icy gale in December 2015 at Poole quay on the coast of Dorset, England, while filming for a television show in Japan.
The restaurant scene was part of the same television shoot for Japan in 2015.
Faina as Siouxsie including Faina at the factory