The Anime Within

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 perso

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

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