May 2024 Special Featured Photographer


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Our Featured Photographer for May 2024 is Sofiya Loriashvili


A little ago Sofiya visited me -that's Nescio. Sofiya Loriashvili is a Ukrainian photographer living in Paris. From Paris to my town in the Netherlands is about 3 hours by train. I was going to meet her at the railroad station –all I knew was “short blond hair”. After waiting and looking around for a while, I saw a girl struggling to get through the check-out ports. It was Sofiya laugh

We soon arrived at my home where Sofiya met with all the dolls. We discussed the planned photo shoot over coffee and tea. Sofiya had ideas about erotic portraits and looked for the best places to use for shooting cool

We only had one day, one afternoon. But in the end there were quite a few scenes shot, a lot of photos. So this CoverDoll special is divided into two parts.

Here’s from Part 1:



Sofiya: all photos, she used two cameras, some images are by DSLR, some were shot on film.

Rebecca, Penelope, Lissa, Louise, Lina, Michelle and Sofiya: the models

Nescio: tea & cake, handling and posing of the dolls


Note from the Editor: Each month we will feature a different photographer's work. We invite doll owners and manufacturers alike to participate in this new monthly feature. Photo shoots must meet a minimum quality level. If you do not meet that level we are happy to work with you, critique your photos and help you to raise the bar on your photography. Good photo shoots can be had with low cost digital cameras. It is all in the technique.

Submit your inquiries and sample entry photos to


Sofiya would love to continue her project and meet other doll owners, and their dolls.

So if you would like to contribute to her project, or simply if you have any questions for her, contact Sofiya at

P.S. Here's from working on a test print ...