Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville, North Carolina.
June 19, 2016
November 17, 2015
Bodhi Tree Himalayas Import Shop on Broadway in downtown Asheville. Store is now permanently closed.
July 13, 2015
Not all street life comes in flesh and blood.
February 14, 2015
Biltmore Avenue, downtown Asheville.
It is our innate nature to attribute human characteristics to inanimate objects and animals; injecting our interpretation of reality and understanding of the world to make sense and therefore create closure in that which we may find disconcerting. Traditional fables with talking animals is one example of a literary device that anthropomorphizes nonhuman characters offering human life lessons in the guise of simple stories. In the case of this photograph below, I saw an intimate narrative unfolding in the interaction of the mannequin and the older woman just behind the plate glass window. By the very act of capturing the image below, I created a universally understood relationship, and therefore the personification of the mannequin.
Hopefully, the woman was able to console the mannequin.