I thoroughly enjoy Susan Heintz imagery in her photographs. Not only are the vibrant in color and contrast but quirky and at times creepy as well.
The image above shows her sharing a "romantic" picnic with an otherwise uninterested partner in the mannequin. Nowadays we as a whole are finding ourselves in plastic relationships that may appear perfect and pretty on the outside but soulless and hallow on the inside.
We yearn for the affection from the ones we love but most of the time get nothing blank, faceless emotions in return. Public displays of affection becomes contrived and as fake as the mannequins in the photos.
These plastic relationships also can extend to the immediate family including children. The kids in todays world are becoming more and more fake not only physically but emotionally as well. We can pose and stand as a family but behind closed doors there is nothing.
Susan Heintz collection "Life Once Removed" is intelligent, witty and sad as well. She is showing us how society as a whole is just full of plastic people.