“Cloning is great. If God made the original, then making copies should be fine.”
― Douglas Coupland

As a photographer we run into many challenges to include the use of superior equipment, skills in our craft and the availability of willing subjects. The first 2 is based on personal finance. The 3rd, which is difficult to control, is based on others.

This project is designed to explain the process, from start to finish, the manufacturing of beautiful models. This eliminates the third challenge.

The Embryo / Vitro Fertilization

After the process of fertilization, the 23 chromosomes is combined with the 23 chromosomes of the sperm cell. No need to show examples. {Use your imagination}

For my first attempts, the embryo sac is extracted from the body and place inside of an incubation chamber. Where for the next 4 months the model will grow.  The incubation period is significantly shorter than the usual 9 months due to the steady flow of growth hormones.

See below the various models I have grown.

Hatching

Although the growth of models through the embryo process resulted in wonderful results. I noticed a large spike in the use of electricity. Yes, in the summer of 2022, one of my monthly bills was $423.00. WTF. I knew I had to make some changes. I decided to try a different process of hatching the models.

No….I’m not going to show you how the eggs were laid. However, that could be an interesting embellishment.

See below the various models I have hatched.

Long Term Storage

Okay, okay. I admit. I started to really enjoy the cloning of my favorite models. So much, I noticed I didn’t have a great way to keep them all. Since I’m not the type to kill anything off, especially other humans. I needed to develop a way to store them long term.

I initially thought I would be cheap and just buy storage containers from Home Depot. They normally run a sale on storage containers at the end of the summer. They know we will start storing our summer clothing. Why not store models.

Vacuum Sealing

I found out storing models in large storage containers was not ideal. There would be a lot of empty space, and I didn’t want to surround the models with moth balls. I knew there was a better way. After seeing a Ziploc commercial, I found my answer. I’ll just vacuum seal the models! They would take up less space, stay fresh longer and not suffer freezer burns.

Mail Order Brides

After a few years of cloning and storing the models. It started to get overwhelming very quickly. With my degree in Business Administration. I figured instead of cloning and storing. I would clone and sell the models as “Mail Order Brides”.

Store coming soon! Check out the brides below.