Monday, October 22, 2007

The Sartorialist - Mannequins vs. Live subjects

Though mannequins can be placed in a variety of extravagant scenes that make them eye-catching and bring out the clothes that they wear, there is something about seeing a skirt twirl around a set of dancing legs, or a bejeweled bracelet catch the light as it travels on a gesturing wrist, that will never be recreated on a still object.

The Sartorialist has a fine eye for photographing people whose outfits are shop window worthy, yet worn by real people. All of his work is displayed on his blog, which I've become quite addicted to. He travels constantly so you get snapshots of how people are dressing all over Europe, and each photo is laced with nuance and character.

I encourage you to check it out!

1 comment:

Chuck said...

While the idea is great I can almost see that as torture...having live people in window displays at, let's say, Saks, makes me think of the red light district in Amsetrdam. Let's keep mannequins in store windows and Indonesian hookers in AMS or JKT.