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Photographs of mannequinns in Vienna's 1st District, the center of "The Ring." The images are meant to be a photo commentary on standards of beauty, fashion, wealth, ethnicity and culture in general. This book is comprised of 38 images and is probably best represented in hard bound formats.

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Yvonne Westbrook
yvonnewest Los Angeles, Ca

I work, love my work and in my off time I take photo's, cook, eat, read, garden, throw pottery, listen to music, hang out with friends and family, look at art and don't disclose info. that's too personal on public forums--that's it in a nutshell.

Publish Date  April 26, 2008

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  40 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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yvonnewest

yvonnewest says

Hi Geofflechef,

thank you for your comment. I can't say that the book turned out as well as I had hoped, but it was a first try. I have so many images that I finally had someone else choose them and wanted to test Blurb's products before consigning other work to them (I have a ton of images that are not digital and need scanning; Blurb seems one way of archiving them in a way that is more accessible than storing them.

Cartier-Bresson has an images that has stuck with me for years; it's of a bunch of tailor's mannequins...perhaps you know it? The mannequins in Vienna are much more life like than those in the states...in fact all media that involves a craft, seems to be much more nuanced and refined if compared to the U.S. I also like the mannequins here (U.S.) because they are so....brut....for lack of another word--maybe it says something about both cultures.

posted at 08:19pm Oct 17 PST

geofflechef

geofflechef says

Love this book...subject is one of my own passions, and I am presently working on idea of collection for future book...Mannequins are so lifelike, and I think they are really sexy...they always look as though they are going to move or say something to me...fantastic book !

posted at 08:31am Oct 17 PST

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