A Startling Look Inside California's Sex Doll Factory

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A Startling Look Inside California's Sex Doll Factory

There's two trains of thought when it comes to sex dolls, they are either considered an unnatural (and some would say disturbing) alternative to a sexual partner, others consider them a source of comfort, companionship and even therapy for some of society's most maligned individuals.

But regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, real sex dolls are just like any other commercial product. They mass produced along an assembly line, ready to be packaged and shipped off to their new owners at a cost of around $6,000 each.

That in itself, is somewhat of a dichotomy, knowing that an inanimate object created in such a stark environment can then hold such influence and power within the human psyche.

Gifted photographer Zackary Canepari was equally interested in the mystery and appeal of the Real Doll phenomena. That interest took him to Abyss Creations in San Marcos, California where he was allowed he access to the factory where the 'girls' themselves are created.

His dark and brooding series 'Love Machines' uniquely captures a realm far removed from the inevitable suburban environments the dolls will finally call home.

Through his lens & vision, he provides an evocative (if disconcerting) peak into an industry that is much about our most basic desires and needs, as it is about profit, enterprise and innovation.

Warning: Some of the following photos may be considered NSFW.

Via Zackary Canepari

p.s. You might also enjoy this music video from Destructo , titled 'Technology'. It was directed by Agata Alexander whom we previously featured and interviewed here

The different here is that the dolls talk and move....

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