Elon Musk says we are probably living in a simulation.
If you’ve ever seen someone walk into something refective like a big glass door or window that might be an unintended proof of his theory.
I’m not sure about the simulation thing but I love using visual elements that can be simultaneously transparent and reflective. This allows me to distort reality even more than I can with my camera by itself.
Using this technique is like standing in two worlds at once.
The essence of a portrait is the physical transfer of a three-dimensional person into a two-dimensional representation.
The further manipulation of reality for the purpose of art is just icing on the cake.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.