December Muse: Gingerbread

December 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Over the last ten years or so I've done an annual gingerbread photo project around Christmas. It started with this sad batch of burnt and broken cookies I decided to decorate anyway. These were the original injuredbreadmen.

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The next year I got a package of Christmas cookie cutters from IKEA in Iceland that had odd shapes, including snails and porcupines, and I repurposed them to make some fun scenes with my b-movie victims.

Feel lucky, punk? Feel lucky, punk? Feel lucky, punk? I've had them precariously posed, about to be devoured.

One year we got a Christmas village and baked crazed gingerbread men to pillage the little town. I always know I'm onto something good if I'm cracking up when I'm decorating and shooting them.

Pillaging the Village 2013Pillaging the Village 2013 Christmas PillageChristmas Pillage SURPRISE!SURPRISE! March of the gingerbread menMarch of the gingerbread menPillaging the village Oops!Oops! Last year we were in Sweden, and instead of making gingerbread men we made a house, as my niece Sydney had never made one before. While it looked great in the kitchen, it really needed to be out in the snow. We took it out and left it for the wild Swedish gingerpeople.

We're having our first Christmas in LA and this year, the Gingerbreads have come to visit us! They showed up with their bags and even brought a snow friend from the forest. I'll have to find some room in the freezer for him. 

The Gingerbreads have arrived!

Stay tuned for the Gingerbreads' Christmas vacation adventures in LA! 

xo,

Candy


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