Glamorous and provocative vintage Spanish mannequins. 1980-1997

Sep 23, 2021 | Photography, Plastic Girls, Popular Culture, Roberto Bigano

2587_27 Alluring Andalusian mannequin in Seville, Spain 1997. Photo Roberto Bigano. Buy this image in the ikonographia.com store.

March 1997. Alluring Andalusian mannequin. Seville, Spain.  BUY Digital File

“Plastic Girls” episode 3. Spanish Mannequins


This is the third part of “Plastic Girls,” a forty-year project by the Italian photographer Roberto Bigano documenting mannequins. All the pictures were taken in Spain in 1980 and 1997. Read the first episode. Read the second episode.

The images are available for purchase with a Royalty-Free license.


May 1980.
Mannequin in San Sebastian, Spain.

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May 1980.
Sexy mannequin in a gypsy look. Bilbao, Spain

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May 1980.
Mannequin. Bilbao, Spain

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Curiosities and tech specifications.


I was impressed by Spanish mannequins. Aggressive, often exaggerate, sexy and colorful,
no matter if they were in the northern Basque region, or in southern Andalusia.

I took the 1980 photos with a Nikon FM with a 50 or 24mm lens. The film was an Agfachrome 50. Instead, in 1997 I used a Leica M3 with Visoflex, which transformed the camera into a reflex. The lens was a Leitz Tele-Elmar 135, a great sharp and tri-dimensional glass. The films I used were Kodachrome 25 or the color negative Fuji Reala.


March 1997.
Alluring Andalusian mannequin. Seville, Spain

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March 1997.
Mannequin in a wedding dress. Seville, Spain

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March 1997.
Sexy mannequin in a wedding dress. Seville, Spain

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March 1997.
Charming mannequin in a wedding dress. Seville, Spain

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Copyright and credits

Photographs by Roberto Bigano.
All the images in this post are copyrighted.
Tutte le immagini di questo post sono coperte da copyright.

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All the pictures on this page are by Roberto Bigano, an Italian photographer with 35 books to his credit. He developed special skills in digital and high-resolution photography and taught photography at international workshops and conferences.

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Browse or Buy his pictures as hi-res files in the Roberto Bigano Archive.
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Dedicated pages on his works on Ikonographia: Bugatti Automobili, Bburago, "Plastic Girls" (Mannequins), Sardinia Artistic Bread.