I’m very fond of mannequins and store windows and reflections and I take photos of them as I happen to see them and they call out to me. I love the haughty blank expressions they have; the mixture of real and unreal in these pictures is intriguing; and there are so many layers in the image, a collage in real life.
These were photographed in a store window in Bryn Mawr, PA, summer 2022.
Their “haughty blank expressions” is a great description.
I have loved mannequins since I was little and shopping with my mother. And they always had such a cool demeanor, I wondered so much what they were thinking (I still do). They don’t let on.
The layers of imagery in these photos is very much aligned with your mixed media work: figures and trees and text.
Yes. I think there is definitely a common thread there. I don’t love taking photos much except for reference purposes for other artwork…but I love reflections for their own sake, and seeking out and capturing them in photos is a whole different thing. And then there is the attraction of the mannequins…