i have this thing with …reflections

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self portrait reflection

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.

reflection in office windows

reflection of trees in window in bristol

reflection in shattered glass

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” – Edith Wharton

reflection in water, roath park - cardiff

reflection of plant in puddle

clouds reflected in mirrored buildings in cardiff

reflection of streetlamo in puddle

“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?” ― Bill Watterson

roath park conservatory reflection

reflection in mirror

hand reflection in puddle

i have this thing with …reflections was last modified: July 22nd, 2017 by laura redburn
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4 Comments

  • Reply Katrina Sophia 24/07/2017 at 08:44

    Love the photos – they are looking mysterious, in a good way!

    Katrina Sophia

  • Reply Just Creative Julia 24/07/2017 at 22:21

    Saw your tweet asking for quotes on reflections. Beautiful photos, thought provoking. I’m very self-aware so love to deep think/reflect on life in general.

    • Reply laura redburn 02/08/2017 at 22:03

      thank you! i like that the idea of reflection is multi faceted!

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