The great majority of mannequins we see spend their time indoors in store windows or on store floors. They’re pristine, clean, un-marked. Street mannequins are an entirely different breed. They inhabit the outdoors most of the time, dressed to lure shoppers into the stores. But because they’re outdoors, they age, frequently in strange ways, not unlike the people they represent. In this series, I tried to capture, using natural light, the transformation street mannequins undergo from being near flawless creatures that appear almost human in the right light to what might be kindly described as states of “imperfect beauty” to having the appearance of dementia or something close to it.
- Sandy Davis