Culture of Beauty
A portrait is an artistic interpretation of a person in which the face and its expression is the predominant feature. My mannequin portraits grew out of my extensive retail store window exploration. The mannequins representing the female form are as varied as the personas women adopt, and mimic the many stereotypes of femininity presented to us through marketing. I began taking portraits of the ones I thought expressed a sense individuality, either by their very realistic faces, or the manner in which they were dressed and posed. I find them interesting as contemporary cultural reflections of ourselves.