Hiding in Plain Sight

October 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

As some of you probably know, I've long been fascinated by shop window dummies and I'm slowly building a body of work based on the idea of the "uncanny valley",  where the resemblance of dummies to real humans gets just a bit too close for comfort. My featured a image this month is another one that's going on that pile! This was made in London earlier this year, at the hip and trendy Camden Market.

CamouflageCamouflageFeatured Image for October 2014
Camouflage

Click to view in the gallery. 

As with other images in this series, I'm drawn to the fact that we just can't help projecting human thoughts and feelings onto the dummies. Even though we know they are only plastic, we still interpret their expressions, and voice the thoughts in their heads - I guess we are just wired that way. I won't tell you my interpretation but I'm going to leave it to you to come up with your own. (...but feel free to share in the comments!)

 


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