Spotting the unusual is easy

People have some sort of ‘normal’ filter where only the odd signals from the visual processing unit get pushed to conscious thought. This window would have gone unnoticed and a passerby would not have been able to tell you what they just ignored yet with no flashing lights or signage this simply ‘not right’ scene becomes memorable.

These pictures were taken on conduit street where I spotted that the mannequin had fallen over in a Burberry flagship store window. It was clear that it had not been ‘placed’ and as result it garnered more attention from passers by.

The effect reminds me (again) of the scene in the Fifth Element where Gary Oldman’s character states that destruction is beautiful, how it brings about life – a glass is static, easily ignored, but when broken the environment adapts and there is a flurry of action to tidy up, avoid the debris etc.

Well, In the time I was at the lights it got a lot more attention than the adjacent windows. It obviously made me write something maybe marketeers should try and make a campaign out of mistakes … without even looking at the picture I have a strong image of what the mannequin was wearing but I cannot recall anything else from the scene. They should break everything next time.

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