Window dressing is the art of decorating and arranging products to display in a window. It can also mean making an object or person appear better than it is in reality.
I have created my portfolio "Window Dressings" using my camera to capture the interior display of window mannequins and the reflection of the exterior world as it bounces off the window pane. The camera takes the two worlds and collides them together to form one image that is stronger than either one alone.
These images bring together two distinct worlds with some differences and commonalities. The scenes in the displays are contrived; the reflected exterior world is real. The displays are static; the world passing by is moving and always changing. The buildings provide a dramatic yet impersonal backdrop. The high fashion model glares down at the world with a deadpan stare. The world rushes by with just as little interest in the pageantry of the window display. Each world is distinct but evokes the same indifference. While each world is its own reality, the camera captures the one instant where these realities are joined.
Enjoy the combination of both worlds and determine what is the illusion and what is reality.
The Bergdorf collection of images can be purchased through the Judith Liegeois Design gallery in Naples, FL.