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.