2020. What a year. A year of so much stress, worry, and loss for so many, many people. And like everyone else I spent the year sheltering in place and staying home the best I could. Fortunately I could escape to the Valley of the Dolls, a safe zone of make believe and dreams. I kept myself busy working on my book, Behold the Valley of the Dolls: A Barbie Collection in Portraits, researching and writing about the beautiful dolls to be featured in it. I added many new dolls to the collection and spent much time photographing them for the book. During this year I snapped many candid shots too, including these 50 or so photos I share here.
Like many who have lost loved ones in 2020 I lost my best friend of 34 years in November. I dedicate this page to her. I love you Tina Hillhouse... I will hold you in my heart forever girlfriend. ❤️
"When your beautiful heart stop beating, my heart just broke in two, knowing that here on Earth, there will never be another you."
Tina Marie Hillhouse
January 2, 1965 - November 14, 2020