Points for creativity go to Eleanor Macnair, who recently launched the "Photographs rendered in Play-Doh" Tumblr. Given the name of the Tumblr, I probably don't have to explain the concept. I think you get it. Above we have "Photographer Dennis Stock holds a camera in front of his face, 1955" -- the original by Andreas Feininger (right), and the recreation by Ms. Macnair (left). Also on the Tumblr you'll find, among others:
- "Nan and Brian in Bed, New York City, 1983" by Nan Goldin (original - play doh)
- "Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, August 1955" by Richard Avedon (original - play doh)
- "Helen Tamiris, 1929" by Man Ray (original - play doh)
Stay tuned, there's hopefully more to come.
H/T goes to James Estrin, co-editor of The New York Times Lens Blog
Photo above via DVAfoto