I am new to the hobby, and currently saving for my first doll. I have known about BJDs for years now. I mostly saw them on Deviantart and whenever I would see a photograph of a dolly in emo clothes being angsty I would just roll my eyes and ask "How is this even art???" Recently after I joined this forum I see that photography and character creation and photostories are a huge deal in the BJD community. While I don't roll my eyes at dolly photos anymore because some of them are truly very artistic and beautiful I still don't quite see the point of taking pictures of BJDs as a hobby in itself. So here are my questions: Why do you photograph your dolls and make photostories? Do you just simply enjoy your doll and play with her without photographing her in a story? Why do so many people in the BJD community use Doll Photography as a hobby in itself? (not owning BJDs as a hobby, but the hobby of photographing the BJDs) What do you do with these photos that you take? Do you sell them like a print? Do you have them for personal enjoyment? Why? Thank you so much everyone! I know that many of you will say "I take pictures of my doll because they are simply beautiful and I enjoy it" What I want to know is how the hobby of photographing dolls has become a standard and expectation in the BJD world.