There is something about the solemn formality of traditional portraiture which seems to invite parody. Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini obliges by abandoning fully 3-dimensional human subjects altogether. In his series Dame di Cartone (Cardboard Ladies), he takes fancy dress to an illogical conclusion by cladding – or indeed replacing - his sitters' bodies with cardboard costumes from various eras, as if playing with paper dolls. Wilfully perverse, gleefully imaginative and downright barmy too, these are certainly not earnest portraits of real, rounded individuals (these "ladies" don’t even have names, aside from everything else). Instead, they collectively form an affectionate, teasing homage to both fashion and art history.