Show me your reflection


There is something captivating about reflections, in a mirror, in a window, in a wine glass, or even in someone else's eyes. It's the power of seeing ourselves, in a second view, not real, like the one of our eyes, which makes seeing, a different experience and questions us, about how we see and how we feel about the things we see. I am fascinated by how a reflection can become such a powerful image, either by its context, its composition, color or content.

If you share this fascination or have an image with reflections that you think is something worth showing, send it to this address showmeyourreflection@gmail.com
with the proper source info and credits, and I'll post it in my blog.

Thanks


Bubble world with cloud reflection (by Lightroom Presets)

Contact , tricky mirror scene (via amribrahim77)

Brilliant way of, not just showing off some serious camera and continuity skills, but also how reflections can synthesize story moments, and blend different time-space situations.

Not a great movie, but a very good mirror sequence. 

A nice drawing, inspire it seems in a reflection.
( via misspaperclip )

A nice drawing, inspire it seems in a reflection.

( via misspaperclip )

Sorry for being away all these months, going through some health issues, but anyways, today I bring this video I found on youtube.com, which shows how the horror films take advantage of reflections in the toilet mirror.

It’s quite interesting to see how, even though we know the principle and we know it’s coming, the thing that makes us flinch, is what that thing behind you in the toilet, looks like, is it a corps? a zombie? the murderer? or a ghost? and how ugly is it going to look?

So, in conclusion the reflection in this case is use to scare by its absence, and by the notion of unreal a reflection gives. Just because is in the mirror doesn’t mean is there….

Enjoy the video, it escalates and after you laugh in the beginning it gives you at the end, the sensation of turning to check your back!

This is the excerpt from the movie “Dolores Claiborne” that I mention before, please notice how the filmmaker, Taylor Hackford, does a proper quote of Magritte’s painting (previous post), because in the painting there is a book, and this book it is properly reflected in the mirror, and in the film, there is a sign in the door, and this sign its properly reflected in the mirror too, nice detail, I think for these days I’m gonna show some more “movie mirror times”, I love them.

La Reproduction Interdit by Réne Magritte 1937
Fantastic painting, that portrays that mysterious and bizarre feeling reflections produce, it was quoted in a scene of the film by Taylor Hackford “Dolores Claiborne” 1995, is also the base for the film “Geoul Sokeuro” 2003 by Sung ho Kim, which the american remake is ‘Mirrors” 2008 by Alexander Aja.

La Reproduction Interdit by Réne Magritte 1937

Fantastic painting, that portrays that mysterious and bizarre feeling reflections produce, it was quoted in a scene of the film by Taylor Hackford “Dolores Claiborne” 1995, is also the base for the film “Geoul Sokeuro” 2003 by Sung ho Kim, which the american remake is ‘Mirrors” 2008 by Alexander Aja.