the Beginning, © Paige Rice
Since presenting project pitches in class, I have been thinking about the possibility of creating illusions with the reflective quality of water. Photographing this is all about intuitively finding the right area, the right content, and of course the right moment to bring the illusion together. The reflections work to change the perception of the subject matter; creating a push and pull of the two different worlds. I feel that I am exploring things that I find are more personal. With the photographs having dreamlike qualities, they are to evoke an emotive tone, and really push the viewer to look at the work and what is being created. The illusion works to play on the notion of perspective and place. To make one question what is real and where they are, maybe even who they are in this place, and how it makes them feel.