Sunday, December 28, 2014

Bratislava-based photographer Mariá Svarbová returns with yet another enigmatic and carefully executed editorial, this time around with mannequins as protagonists and surroundings perfect for intelligence work, of course, with her signature penchant for paranoia. Starting on the factory floor the cast is prepared by nondescript workers doing their part, positioning and preparing for the events that will take place on the main stage: offices and corridors reminiscent of 70’s spy thrillers. Smartly introducing a small conflict in which the doll-like characters are faced with plastic heads themselves, the beginning and end of a cycle is unclear. Sabotage is the final touch from a mysterious visitor.