Through The Looking Glass

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© Andrea Petersen
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This is an experiment picture that I did in practicing for a photo contest in 1997 where we were required to use a mannequin's head...I went beyond the call of duty and attached the head to a dress form, clothed her, gave her a wig and made the mannequin a nature photographer... By the time I got finished with the numerous pictures that I practiced on, the head and the dress form fell on the hilly ground, its jaw got dented in and the tripod tipped over along with it. Not an easy project, but it was fun... Incidentally, this shot was not one of the pictures that I submitted at that time but I sent one in similar to it of the mannequin in a vertical version... Since a mannequin is truly a make- believe fantasy representation of a human it could also fit the fairy tale theme in that sense...(The looking glass is symbolic of our own interpretation of life seen through the camera lens.)

41 responses

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Nice composition and colours! Got my vote.

  • Norman Caldwell

    Norman Caldwell (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Interesting and different. I like the background scenery. my vote!


    LAM KHIN THET said (5 Dec 2008):

    Unique. My Rock vote.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Very creative, as always, Andrea. You have a marvelous gift. This is so unique and quite fitting to the theme. You have my vote.

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Love the picture and how it came about! The surrounding is also fairy tail worthy ;)

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (5 Dec 2008):

    Very nice!! Well done!! It rocks!!

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    very original! yes!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Another great fairy tale shot...

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Cool!!!! My vote!

  • Sarina Ilott

    Sarina Ilott said (6 Dec 2008):

    Your picture is striking and it took my attention. I like the thought and imagination you had in putting this picture together. Very well done Andrea.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (6 Dec 2008):

    Oh Andrea this ROCKS and get a big YEAH!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Andrea, this is an excellent photo for the theme!!! GMV

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    In closely scrutinizing this, I can well imagine the effort that went into this image, Andrea! You did a marvelous job of bringing her to life! The bonnet, RED dress and bandana all go so well together!!! ...and I particularly like the blossomed tree background [cherry??]. Kudos... and my vote!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (7 Dec 2008):

    Thank you all for your kind words and votes...Yes, it was lots of effort, Rob and I remember working days and many hours on this project with different variations of the experiment.... That was back in the days when I didn't have a digital camera to delete the pictures I didn't want. This sure brings back memories. The tree in the background is an apple tree blossoming

  • Dana Tufte

    Dana Tufte (Deleted) said (7 Dec 2008):

    Great Submission! Very story-like.

  • Irmingard Anna

    Irmingard Anna gave props (8 Dec 2008):

    Interesting details. Illusions coming up...

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Fantastic image! mannequins are a little creepy to me.....

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    Bonnie Hoffman said (11 Dec 2008):

    I just voted for your mannequin which looks almost real and I like your background for her! I hope you get quite a few votes! From your sister Bonnie

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    A very creative and neat image!!!

  • Taylor Brown

    Taylor Brown gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    I really love this. Nice work :).

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    She makes me think of Lucille Ball. The story helps. It's a "Yeah!" R

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (20 Jan 2009):

    Creative and patient, love this!!

  • Lori Reece

    Lori Reece gave props (23 Jan 2009):

    What an interesting project...GMV!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (23 Jan 2009):

    Thanks to everyone for your comments and votes

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (28 Jan 2009):

    this reminds me of your self portraits. great photo, composition and story. You got my overwhelming yeah vote!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (30 Jan 2009):

    Very Cool Idea! Voted Yeah!

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (4 Feb 2009):

    Very unique and clever - as most of your shots are. Voting!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Feb 2009):

    back to vote again!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (4 Feb 2009):

    Back to vote on this again!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (12 Feb 2009):

    Here to vote again, Andrea. Thanks! R

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (25 Feb 2009):

    Hell...Yeah! It rocks!


    JOE FAILK gave props (26 Feb 2009):

    Very well done! Vote What type of camera is that?? I looking for a small camera

  • Alex Sánchez

    Alex Sánchez said (2 Mar 2009):

    Nice, really nice pic.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (14 Mar 2009):

    Love this capture and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing. Gets my vote.

  • Paul Dmochewicz

    Paul Dmochewicz said (22 Mar 2009):

    wired wired, interesting ;D

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2009):

    You really thought this one out! It is great!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (28 Apr 2009):

    Andrea, how did I miss this one!?! Love ur description too.....My Vote!!!!!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (13 May 2009):

    It's a stunning looking mannequin......LOL. Great photo, thanks for the story, yes vote!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (3 Jun 2009):

    How did I miss this! Very cool shot!!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (7 Dec 2010):

    wild! love it

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