Behind the Lens: Through the Looking-Glass


In memory of the late Mr. and Mrs Comfort
Richard Avedon (1995 New Yorker)

In this article, I with to explore the symbolic and aesthetic role of mirrors in photography. Often used in art as a metaphor for its ability to capture life, the mirror takes on a subtly different role in each of these image. Resting as a passive object, it is how we and the models themselves react to the presence of the mirror that generates the interesting outcomes of these photographs. 

W. J. Humphries 


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