Photographer Suzanne Heintz is a self-proclaimed artist and spinster. when she got fed up with everyone she knows bothers her about why she is single and when is she getting married she decided to attack this issue head on! She purchased two life-size mannequins, one for adult male, and the other of a little girl and with this the series ” Life Once Removed ” was born.
Suzanne stages witty representations of the American dream by dressing up and posing the mannequins like a fake family. Going on ski trips, vacations and other stereotypical romantic moments are acted by Heintz. She set it perfectly, using her own colorful personality she manages to create life-like images. In a recent interview, she explained why she believes that to be successful women you don’t have yo fulfil a laundry list of achievements in: education, career, home,family and more. ” I’m simply trying to get people to open up their minds and quit clinging to antiquated notions of what successful life looks like. I want people to lighten up on each other and themselves, and embrace their lives for who it has made them. with or without the Mrs,Ph.D. or Esc attached ”
All the photographs are set and pose on the scene, when she place her head on the mannequins lap, she is actually doing it in public. the audience and public also have a big role to play in their natural reactions of the shot, from raising an eyebrow to bursting in laughter. these add to the overall realism of the series