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Photographer Elena Dorfman’s work often explores the blurred area where fantasy and reality meet (the 2005 series Still Lover, which portrayed the lives of people living with life-size dolls is a perfect example ). In her latest work, Fandomania: Character & Cosplay (Aperture, 2007, $25), Dorfman captures subjects dressed as the characters they portray in video and role-playing games. The compelling thing about the photos are those blurred edges the Dorfman specializes in, the glimpse at the person behind the character. Check out a series of images from the book here.
—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor