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"I can cry in front of them, I can tell them my secrets. I buy them things and they calm me down. I just feel comfortable around them,” says twenty-six year old Lisa Schalm as she poses for a portrait inside of her bedroom in Brockport, New York, on Oct. 11, 2017. Lisa suffers from depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder and said that these reborn dolls are the only solution to help calm her symptoms. A reborn doll is a manufactured skin doll that has been transformed by an artist to resemble a human infant with as much realism as possible.

This photo is a finalist in the American Experience category of our 15th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

TAGS: Babies, Blue, Love, New York

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New York, New York, United States of America
Member since 2017
Awards
Photo of the Day: 11.11.17 Editors' Pick Finalist
Photo Information
Copyright:
© Brittainy Newman.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Total Views: 10332
Total Favorites: 8
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 10, 2017, 12:13 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperture: f2
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Brockport, New York, United States of America