Disease has ravaged the city.
Most died quickly in the first wave.
Then there are the ones infected in the second wave. The ones who came back.
And the few who were immune, left in the ruins.
Fighting to stay alive.
Detroit is still the place to be if you want to tell a post-apocalyptic zombie survivor story. These photos only tell part of the tale though. In the decade since the Great Recession, when gangs of wild dogs ran the deserted streets and you could buy a mansion for $1, the city has been experiencing an amazing comeback. In Brush Park, a neighborhood of stately mansions that graced the covers of countless magazines for their “ruin porn” appeal, I had to hunt to find one still in disarray. Most have now been restored, and those $1 homes are now million dollar homes. The Fisher Body plant remains an urban wasteland, but other plants have been retooled and employ thousands. Detroit was labeled dead, but they counted us out too soon. Now our progress back to prosperity has been interrupted by the Coronavirus, which has hit our city harder than any other outside of NYC. Prosperity had not yet returned to all Detroiters, and the lack of health care, solid employment, and reliable transportation is killing thousands, literally. So many people here do not have the option to shelter in place—if they do, they will lose their place. We have to do better. We have to stay strong. We cannot let our past become our future.
Little survivor Simone was originally a Takara Fruit Punch EBL Blythe. I’ve carved her face and given her all new makeup sealed with Mr. Super Clear UV Cut. Her body is a Pure Neemo size Small, painted and sealed as well. She has four new pairs of eye chips, and a gorgeous, curly, natural colored dark blonde mohair reroot. Being an EBL mold, her scalp is not perfectly situated on the dome and she does have gapping at the scalp line, which is mostly covered with her hair. She has sleep eyes with custom zombie hunter pull charms, and her eye mechanism works, though her gaze is very high after each change, and looks best if you adjust it with your finger.
I used filters for fun with the outdoor shots. Please see the (gray background) indoor studio shots for unedited, unfiltered photos of Simone.
Simone travels with her complete outfit as shown, including her baseball bat. She will travel securely packed in her own custom sleeping bag, which is lined in the softest flannel to protect her face. She’ll be further wrapped in lots of bubble wrap and sent in a sturdy box via Priority mail with signature confirmation. Shipping is free for U.S. buyers; see discounted rates for overseas customers. 60 day layaway is possible with a 25% deposit and a 3-4 payment plan. Send me a message via the contact form if you would like to arrange a layaway plan.