i absolutely love seeing and taking photos of various reflections, especially when they’re really layered and almost look like multiple exposures. again – is this the collage artist in me, drawn to inexplicably layered visuals? no two photos are going to be the same and everyone has their own unique viewpoint. i guess that could be said of all photography though.
i can never resist snapping a photo if i see a particularly enchanting reflection, or can see that taking a photo from a certain position will result in something special.
i think there’s something innately human about being attracted to reflections, whether that’s your own, someone elses or objects reflecting off one another to create an interesting new composition. it’s a draw almost everyone feels on some level.
in particular, i have a real fondness for reflections in water. when it’s moving, even slightly, it lends a special magic to whatever is being reflected. it’s hard to put into words but it just sparks something deep inside me.
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” – Edith Wharton
“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?” ― Bill Watterson