child mannequins

I posted the other day about mannequins – I’m intrigued by their surreal, ambiguous quality. Child mannequins are often particularly “strange”. Here’s one I took today; it (I’m uncertain about its intended age and gender) struck me as odd partly because of the false eyelashes and closed mouth grin:


The next two were taken in Ibiza; the serious, slightly pouty expression of the first of the two made me stop and photograph him, as did the fact that he looked like he hadn’t been sleeping well!  I like the exaggerated butter bean shape and inflated cheeks of the second:



The final image is a composition featuring shadows, reflections and a vintage mannequin head taken in Brick Lane, London. To me he has a particularly sad face.


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