Thursday, 5 March 2009


You can find a picture in a reflection. It can be a boat in Morecambe Bay. It can be a photo of a reflection in a river as long as the water is not flowing too rapidly and as long as the water is clean enough. You can also get reflections in a window or in a building and these pictures can give a new perspective to a previously routine view. Take another look at highly polished metal. Is there a reflection in a spoon? Most obviously, is there a reflection and a photograph in a mirror? Looking at a mirror is how we see ourselves, and it may be that we prefer our image that way.

Dorothea Lange was a photographer who was most famous for her pictures taken during the depression of the 1930s. There was certainly emotion in her photography as she took photos of the poor and homeless. She is often quoted for her photography and although there may not be a strong link with Morecambe Bay and the 1930s America, she did say that 'the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera'. this quote is equally useful for both circumstances.

Happy snapping

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