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I started taking pictures fairly recently as material for artwork, namely cross-stitch pictures. Inanimate objects fascinate me, particularly those that are imitating life or the living. Most of them in the slide show here are figurines, dolls and other items I found in junk shops in Wilmington and Asheville. I have a couple of rules when photographing: I never move anything, I want the composition to be spontaneous and I use my cell phone camera only. This was originally out of necessity because it is lighter than my regular camera, now I like the limitation of it. A lot of my visual art work is based on limiting myself.