Photography is a very complex process whereby we are able to use a camera to create a reflection of reality. Thanks to technology we can capture a scene and reproduce it in another medium whether that be digital or print. This is the inspiration for the current theme of ‘Seeing Double’ for which we would like to ask you to explore reflections and symmetry in photography. Reflections may be used in an artistic way and can include reflections in water, glass, mirrors or any highly polished surface for that matter. They add a layer of interest and depth to a photograph making it appear more visually interesting. Reflections can make an image appear to be more abstract or artistic and they can encourage the viewer to examine a scene more carefully in order to discern what is reality and what is reflected.
Of course reflection can also be interpreted a technical way and may explore the use of reflected light in photography or the use of multiple exposure as a way of layering different images to create a single new image.
Symmetry in composition can have a very powerful impact on the outcome of a photograph. Symmetry in architecture, for example, can strengthen the composition and create an eye catching point of interest. Symmetry in nature can be captured through the close up macro photography and can allow the intricate details of creation to be witnessed in all their magnificent glory.
However you choose to interpret this theme we’re looking forward to seeing your entries.