Three images from two walks in Union City, New Jersey, March 10-11, 2017.
Mannequins in storefront windows are a perennial fascination of street photographers, including the present blogger. Mannequins by themselves are eerily intriguing, and combined with street life reflected in window glass, they seem like alien observers of the human world. Though these immobile but well-dressed window-dwellers are an obliging subject, it is not every day—for me at least—that an attempt to photograph them succeeds in capturing the full extent of their ghostliness.
To be precise, only the first two images show mannequins; the third shows a praying statuette for sale in a religious supply store.
On the technical front, these images have had some color adjustments but no other editing. The effects are achieved in lens, by shooting with shallow depth of field and focusing on the distant reflected material while blurring the forms on either side of the windowpane.