Maria Dowsett / Fashion Communication with Business Studies BA(Hons)

Absence of Body by Maria Dowsett

Absence of Body looks at the different ways Fashion Photography can be utilised when there is no model present. Through a range of surrealist photographs, it challenges the fashion industry’s need for the perfect model by swapping them for plastic mannequins. Absence of Body also looks at the way still life photography can be used to capture human lives, be it through our possessions or our body’s form.


Photo of mannequin
In Amsterdam


Photo of mannequin
Fragmented Bodies


Photo of make up and still life objects
Personal Possessions


Photo of dress
Desolate Dress


Photo of mannequin
Party House