The first time I saw Takiyaje dolls on Christina's livejournal, I was immediately hooked. Their incredibly bizzare appearance, with those hypnotic half closed eyes and a dot for a mouth, I can't even describe how they made me feel... But most of all it was these wonderful photographs that did it for me! What a beautiful world.

Lyubov from Russia makes the dolls, their clothes and takes their pictures as well. She is very shy and doesn't talk much, so I don't know anything about her. It seem her work is being recognised however, with often features in russian magazines and commissions coming in fast!

She maintains a livejournal here
takiyaje.livejournal.com
and a flickr here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21895490@N03/





And some more dolls she has created.