When I saw this,a mannequin behind a storefront window in Midtown Manhattan during April, with light casting itself on one side of the mannequin and shadow on the other, I saw the perfect opportunity to capture several obsessions at once, that of symmetry, Mannequins, dualism, and contrast. Here was a two faced mannequin, showing off its two sides, underneath its usual mask it was ominous and strange. A reflection of an American flag hung overhead, along with strange words, such as represent. To me, it looked like something out of a propaganda poster, everything signifying strength, patriotism and conformity, except for its strange, almost devilish nature.
We all have several sides to us underneath what we present others. Our nature is in flux, battling inside of us. For me, this mannequin said so much. It's also damned creepy. The post processing is quite minimal. There's some contrast and light levels to make the picture more powerful, but the shot, in camera, had all the features of this contrast to begin with.
Camera: Fuji S9100.
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