This month we are excited to feature the performance-focused Koenigsegg Regera on duPont Registery cover. The hybrid hypercar is one of the most powerful production cars on the market, highlighting the abilities of the design and engineering team of the Swedish automotive manufacturer. Powering the Regera is Koenigsegg’s twin-turbocharged 5.0L V8 HEV, which produces a mind-blowing 1,502 hp and 1,450 lb-ft of torque.
Feel free to check out the magazine at https://gear.dupontregistry.com/products/dupont-registry-january-2022
More than 220 color photos, together with descriptions of over fifty dollmakers’ richly varied works and techniques, make up this fascinating overview of the state of the dollmaking art right now. The diverse range of designs, styles and media—from plastic to wood, metal to found objects—serves as an inspiration, a reference, and a summary of the dollmaking world in the early 21st century. The doll artists featured, working across the U.S. and the world, share personal insights about their own experiences with the creative process. They also discuss challenges of aspects like facial detail and expression, material integrity and longevity, embellishments, and construction. For designers, artists, craftspeople, and others, this breathtaking summary captures and reveals today’s dollmaking art.
Most of us believe in the word “First Impression” is a judgmental process that we go through with our appearance. Either intentionally or un-intentionally we go through the process of judging any substance, person, or even likes and dislikes. This topic of First Impression served as my inspiration to create the mood in photographs from my interaction with my subjects all of whom were unknown to me. The mood of warmth that I feel with each strange’s interaction supports my creation process.
The mood is enhanced with light and shadow in a style reminiscent of 17th century paintings. The choice of a warm color palate with slight muted colors set a mood replicating natural light.