One of my photo-friends discovered a shop in Sacramento, California, containing hundreds of used mannequins. Several of us have since returned numerous times to photograph the mannequins. Some have been refurbished and are waiting for new clothing stores to call home. Many more are in various states of disrepair, waiting for replacement parts, cleaning, and fresh makeup. All are photogenic, even charismatic, and more than a few are creepy, yet spending time with them is an amazing amount of fun.

The first six of these images were included in the 2016 edition of Seeing in Sixes by LensWork Publishing.
Quiet Hour in the Mannequin AssylumMannequins doing their Morning ExercisesMannequins Plotting their EscapeMannequins LoiteringMannekids Looking ConcernedMannekid Looking for MomGood AdviceThe LecturePensive MannequinsWaiting for the ElectricianThe SmileMannekids Goofing AroundThe HandTechniquesMannequin Taking a BreakThe ConversationThe SalesmanShowcasesThe All Hands MeetingWaiting in the Spray Booth