Shop mannequin size is a hotly debated topic, and most criticised are the fashion store mannequins for being too thin and promoting unrealistic body ideas.
This study examined the size of mannequins used in national fashion retailers on the high streets of two English cities.
Still Life Shop Mannequins
Mannequins are good portrait studies as they don’t move, and are generally posed under shop lights. Therefore, I consider mannequins to be more still life subjects.
The challenges posed by the shop lighting or lack of lighting is what inspires me most. Reflectivity, and shape also makes for an interesting photograph.
Of late, I’ve also been focused on individual body parts and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the occasional missing digit.
Shop Mannequin Photo Series
This post includes some of my favourite mannequin photos. What’s beautiful about this fascination of mine is that the window displays often change, the clothing, their poses, and the sets.
For more photos of mannequins please visit my photo series gallery.
I try and keep it current, and update it regularly with new images.