The Meet Allison, an American Girl project is photographic, collaborative, and heavy in process. I work with historic locations around the country to make images of myself as the American Girl dolls. While I search for new places to work, I consistently return to El Rancho de las Golondrinas in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Beauregard-Keyes House in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Nebraska.
I have hand-constructed all of the clothing you see pictured. This includes sewing, weaving, knitting, embroidery, quilting, and occasionally leather tooling. Accessories like shoes, hats, and jewelry are purchased from stores and websites that are mindful of historic accuracy. It can take up to six months to gather the necessary supplies for one outfit, solidify plans with a museum, and finalize the costumes before making photographs.
To see updates while I'm in the studio, hop on over to instagram @meetallisonstudio
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