The World Is a Mirror

*An artist statement for my final portfolio in my film photography class while studying abroad.*

 

The World Is a Mirror

The little green scooter seemed so simple,

as if it was waiting for me.

I approached cautiously, not wanting to tip the machine.

My face appeared in the sideview mirror

and I knew–this was it.

Snapping that first picture introduced me

to what I wanted to see and produce for my final project.

A complete collection of myself;

taken in everyday places, like the women’s bathroom,

or interesting perspectives,

such as a hand-held mirror in a flea market.

Further inspired by Duane Michals and his print manipulations,

my final project was born.

All I needed was imagination and patience,

four empty rolls, and a trigger happy personality.

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