Every photo on Kimberly Douglas' Instagram account looks like a fashion magazine cover. The costumes, the makeup, the lighting, everything breathes quality; exactly what you'd expect from images produced by a large crew. But it's just Kimberly. Behind all of it.

She uses the guest room in her house as a studio and does photoshoots of herself against backgrounds and props she creates from scratch. Kimberly makes her own detailed set pieces, which are often inspired by nature, and it's clear that she can transform even the most ordinary objects into beautiful storytelling devices.

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

Haha lol imagine someone seeing u doing that

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When we wrote about Douglas (also known online as Kihmberlie) last September, she had around 80K Instagram followers. Now, she has over 290K fans on the platform. Of course, numbers probably aren't the most important measure when it comes to evaluating someone's artistic expression, but this should at least give you some indication of how much people adore her work.

"Posing came first, I was trying to get signed to a modeling agency," Kihmberlie told Bored Panda. "When I first started out, I was doing photo shoots with my friends and didn't have a camera of my own, so I'd plan photoshoots and we'd take pictures of each other."

Taking photos came soon after. "Once I graduated college and wanted to build my modeling portfolio and my friends became busier with school and work, I started taking photos of myself with my phone," the creator recalled. "I couldn't afford photographers as well as plans to collaborate with some photographers fell through so I figured I'd do it myself until I could afford to pay someone."

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

SHE DID THAT ON A TRAMPOLINE??!! WOW

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At this point, however, being both in front and behind the camera are equally important to Kihmberlie. Since the two crafts are so intertwined in her work, she's trying to perfect them equally, too. "You need both to make a great photo," she said. "The quality of the photo can be amazing but if the posing and/or expressions are dull or off, the photo becomes average and vice versa, the model can be the best in their field but if you don't know how to capture them, quality is low, the photo isn't well lit, etc, it doesn't matter."

Kihmberlie is in charge of every aspect of her shoots unless she's working with someone else on a joint project. "I keep my makeup very minimal, so that part is always easy. It gets overwhelming, especially with difficult or really elaborate shoots but it's always worth it when the image in my head turns into a reality."

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Alex T
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3 weeks ago

thats an incredibly good use of broken glass, take dope photos

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DforDorothy
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3 weeks ago

Torn.

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Ezigma
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3 weeks ago

I would leave that up on my bed!

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

Looks like something from a Ghibli Studio movie!

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googlygoogly
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3 weeks ago

Reminds me of American Beauty.

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b l a n c
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3 weeks ago

that would take so long to make. she sure has determination

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googlygoogly
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3 weeks ago

The shadows, light, and color in this one are gorgeous.

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Draga Millani
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2 weeks ago

seen this on an ig setup too. So cool and creative!!!

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Opal4eva
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3 weeks ago

She ruins her bathroom for that one lol

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Daria Z
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3 weeks ago

This one is simple and looks cool!

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TheReader19
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3 weeks ago

She's got a really creative mind

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Daria Z
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3 weeks ago

lol 😆

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Clandestine
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3 weeks ago

Wow! It looks like she's floating. Also, so talented to think up all these things!

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googlygoogly
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3 weeks ago

I LOVE this one!

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zims
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3 weeks ago

I'm interested to find out how she made the black edges disappear

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TheReader19
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3 weeks ago

Now that's inventive

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

This girl has a really good camera

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Opal4eva
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3 weeks ago

The offset the puts

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Alex T
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3 weeks ago

where do you get that much tinfoil?

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Clandestine
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3 weeks ago

AHH SHE USES TINY ONES TO MAKE DISTANCE! SO COOLLLLL !

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googlygoogly
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3 weeks ago

This looks like an album cover.

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Seabeast
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3 weeks ago

"Tron" revisited!

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

Again with the wall breaking! Its really cool

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Alex T
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3 weeks ago

WATERMELON SUGAR HIIIIIGH

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George the gorilla
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2 weeks ago

She’s watching high school musical!!

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Undead Soldier
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3 weeks ago

That shine on her face is distracting.

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Alex T
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3 weeks ago

haha this one looks badass

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