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“How foolish of me to believe that it would be that easy. I had confused the appearance of trees and automobiles, and people with a reality itself, and believed that a photograph of these appearances to be a photograph of it. It is a melancholy truth that I will never be able to photograph it and can only fail. I am a reflection photographing other reflections within a reflection. To photograph reality is to photograph nothing.”

Duane Michals

This was a bit of an experiment, with the entire landscape in the shot actually being a reflection on the water, hence why everything is tipsy turvey. For me the most interesting thing is what happens when you flip the image upside down – the coloured trees go the right way up and it looks as if the leaves on the water are floating through the sky. A proper optical illusion, flipping it really changes the perspective and I like how neither version is actually the right way up. It’s a bit like watching the movie Inception, only you don’t have to sit there for 3 hours wondering what on earth they’re all wittering on about.

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inception, reflection, donald cameron, water

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  • Donna Jones
    Donna Jonesover 2 years ago

    Really like this…. And ur speel about inception! Ha ha ha

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