Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Your Pick

My Pick

One of the things that I love to do is photograph my dolls, especially the fashion dolls. I usually share these on our doll blog and they are usually in colour but the vintage dolls do look good in black and white and I do that sometimes for fun. Here are a quartet who have been given the treatment.

They are:

  • Pedigree Sindy, circa 1963. Sindy was the British fashion doll based on Ideal Tammy.
  • A reproduction vintage Barbie
  • Palitoy Tressy circa 1963. These dolls are the British version of the American Character dolls.
  • Reliable Tammy circa 1964. Reliable was licenced by Ideal to make Tammy for the Canadian market.

Black and white and sepia are also fun to use for geometric themes.

One of the Tall Ships at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Vintage Bicycles at QVMAG, Launceston
Window Cleaners on a Hobart building.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


    • I have done it a few times for Cee’s challenges and I especially like it for vintage fashion dolls like Sindy because it reminds me of some of the fashion photos of that era. David was a big fan of the Pirelli Calender although the models in those wore considerably less 🙂

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