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05 SILENT PORTRAIT

SILENT
PORTRAIT

Type:Photography
Year:2016

 
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A mannequin is very similar to human being. Not only their human-like appearance, but the mannequins are also reflecting many characteritics of human such as materialism, ideal and trends. It is almost a copy of the human. Especially at night, when there are no humans in the street is the moment when the mannequin’s presence are strongest, and they become most similar with the human.

 
 

This photographic work captures the of mannequins in the Basel city around midnight when the city is in sleep, silence and darkness. Different from the mega city like Seoul in South Korea, the night of the European city is extremely silent. I was interested in the strong presence and the weird sense which the mannequins express in the extremely silent night time of the city. I tried to capture its presence and human-like emotions and the surreal atmosphere they are making.