This was a personal project and there is quite a story behind Big Red. Around fifteen years ago our nanny named Franny brought Big Red (the doll) home from a garage sale for our daughters. We were immediately creeped out by her but like most things, she soon became part of our family. The girls dressed her up and played with her, she even has her height etched into the wall where we measure everyone's height. Coming home late at night was sometimes a scary experience as you never knew where Big Red was lurking and the light filtering in from the trees illuminated her in a way that time and time again scared the bejesus out of us. Big Red has nearly been put out to pasture on numerous occasions, but we can't bear to part with her.
A few months ago I had the good fortune of working with a young model named Chloe. She immediately reminded me of Red, so as the shoot was winding down, I asked her to hang out while I went to retrieve Red. I sat them down together, lifted my camera and ka-pow, there you have it.