Dear Dolly - Alice Hawkins
- 200 pages
- 32x26 cm
For Alice Hawkins second book ‘Dear Dolly’, the photographer uses herself to appropriate the imagery and guises employed by country western sensation and American dream, Dolly Parton. As Hawkins states herself ‘I have always embraced my fantasies through my photography. Sought the unfashionable, audacious, gaudy and glamorous, and used my work as a guise to experiment with my own identity, because I have dreams of being as brave and ostentatious myself.
Shot over a 10 year period, the book sees Alice travel the world as Parton “I threw my inspiration into a suitcase, got on a plane and stepped right into them”. The series also stars a cast of friends, family and Dolly fans who all adorn make-up, costumes, props and prosthetics to manipulate their appearances into Dolly.