by Sharon Hudson

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Mannequin Photography Gallery of Sharon Hudson

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My Surreal Figure Art

My surreal figure art consists primarily of photographs of mannequins, and are characterized by luminous colors, ambiguous moods, and surreal juxtapositions. My surreal mannequin photographs were inspired by my figure paintings (visible at, which combine human figures with patterns and layers of reality.  In my photography I similarly sought an intriguing use of depth and surreal space. So I began to photograph naturally occurring overlaid images, such as shadows, objects behind fences, and window reflections, including ubiquitous window display mannequins. 

Soon I decided to artificially create surreal layered photographs.  Because this was before digital photography, I created in-camera multiple exposures using color slide film.  I discovered that multiple exposures yielded luminous, otherworldly colors otherwise unobtainable in photography, which you can see in the "Mixed Emulsions" and "Mannequins" exhibits in my fine art photography gallery.  Almost all my mannequin photographs derive from these in-camera multiple exposures, although some are enhanced later with sandwiched slides and digital manipulations. 

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