Inside the Outside

2012
16″ x 21″

 

Photography
of mirrors
outdoors

For this series of photographs, I staged mirrors outdoors to expand my vision of the world around me. The images captured within the mirrors reflect scenes outside of the camera’s field of vision. When looking in one direction, the opposite direction becomes reflected, causing something unseen to now becomes visible, opening up narrative within the space. This method displaces yet reveals how aspects of man-made structures co-exist with and within nature. Either having a white frame or edge-less border, the mirror acts as a portal to another place within the environment, disrupting the space with another perspective of the situation itself. A mirror within a mirror becomes a world within a world.

By intersecting the visual plane with another visual plane, the subject matter can be read as such: man-made structures within man made structures; man-made structures within nature; nature within man-made structures; nature within nature. By probing deeper and deeper into the multiple mirror compositions, it becomes increasingly more difficult to determine what is actually inside of what – what is truly interior, and what is truly exterior?

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