This semester I took a course about "Fantastic Literature." Fantastics Literature is closely related to what we might call horror or spooky. One of the major themes or methods of presentation in the Fantastic is mirrors. I thought of all of the interaction in my life with mirrors and reflections. I wondered how differently I might perceive myself through these reflections, or if what I found would be "Fantastic."
I unsaturated the colors in the photos to try to convey the idea of losing life or originality in the reflected world.
New York City - There are windows everywhere. Why not stop and capture yourself as well as what you don't see. Interesting lines on the buildings around and lots of construction.
Rome - A tiny cramped elevator in an apartment building. The photo is a little blurry because of low light, but the repeated image in the mirrors came out spooky.
Hawaii - I lived in a five-star hotel for three days while my plane was fixed. Everything about the experience was surreal. I tried to document everything I found absurd, like a monster room and bathroom for one person.
British Columbia - This one isn't exactly a reflection, but because of the light conditions it came out a little "ghostly."
Park City - A "bluebird" day of spring skiing at the Canyons captured in my goggles. There is nothing scary about this. The lines and curvature added by the goggle lens are documentary.
Washington DC - My reflection behind the names on the Vietnam Memorial. Seeing myself on the mural caused me to think about if my name were in the wall. Each name has such a story that could be displayed like a movie on the mural, just like the moment I was living was in the mural.
Salt Lake City - Wandering the back hallways of the Delta Center where there is machinery buzzing around and low light conditions. I'm just another figure in the shadows, not a multi-millionaire getting ready to perform.