Glamorous and provocative vintage Spanish mannequins. 1980-1997
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.
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.
Roberto Bigano. A brief presentation.
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.
Read all Roberto's stories on this site.
About Roberto Bigano.
Browse or buy his pictures or prints in the Roberto Bigano Archive.
Dedicated pages on his works on Ikonographia: Bugatti Automobili, Bburago, "Plastic Girls" (Mannequins), Sardinia Artistic Bread.