“My Plastic People” is my most ambitious and personal project so far. It has become an essential part of my identity as a street photographer and as an artist. These portraits try to give dignity to the plastic people all over the world. My intention is to humanize them. Using reflections permits me to create fantasies in which the mannequins play the main role. They are realistic and beautiful visions, becoming people, becoming alive. Their pose and quietness give me the time I need to capture these visual tales or stories.
This series can be classified into two types focused respectively on individual feelings and social fighters. Some portraits show an emotion or a sensation such as joy or sadness, while others proudly refuse to obey current society, and pose with a defiant attitude towards injustices. This selection may help viewers to understand the concept behind this project. They include all the typical elements I normally present such as the saturated colours, the human expressions of their faces, and the complex reflections around them. As they were taken in different cities around Europe, they let you understand this is as a set of street and travel photography. Travelling has given me the chance to depict them as the modern public, as society.
— SEIGAR, June 2017
Seigar is an English philologist, a highschool teacher, and a curious photographer. He is a fetishist for reflections, saturated colors, details and religious icons. He feels passion for pop culture that shows in his series. He considers himself a traveler and an urban street photographer. His aim as an artist is to tell tales with his camera, to capture moments but trying to give them a new frame and perspective. Travelling is his inspiration. However, he tries to show more than mere postcards from his visits, creating a continous conceptual line story from his trips. The details and subject matters come to his camera once and once again, almost becoming an obsession. His most ambitious project so far is his “Plastic People”, a work that focuses on the humanization of the mannequins he finds in the shop windows all over the world. He has participated in several exhibitions in Tenerife, and his works have also been featured in international publications.