Judy has only ever been known as a blow-up sex-doll. She is the epitome of the anti-feminist object, but, as photographed by Lang, -brings a bittersweet and humanized side to the sex industry that is rarely shown.
“The Emancipation of Judy” portrayed who Judy is and who she wants to be as she was stripped of this choice when she was created. Judy has only ever been treated as a sexualized possession and like anyone else feels to need to be desired but was made to be your sexual fantasy and a product of capitalism.
The result of Judy’s journey was a 21 colour images photographed in Los Angeles including collages of herself over dreamy landscapes manifesting a need to escape and explore. It Featured in Metal, American Chordata Issue 7, After Nyne Magazine Issue 15 and other select publications.
‘On creating “Idolatry”, the follow up series of Judy, I wanted to conclude her story to have a happy ending. The final result is a book mixing body form not in a sexual way but more the affection between two subjects. Keeping to the concept with the idea that they were both a living being and how interesting it would be to photograph her from her own perspective.
The theme of existentialism, choice, feminism and freedom played a large role in the original concept “The Emancipation of Judy”.’