Reflected Text

Impressions and reflections are always more enticing than the actual thing to me. Somehow, the second hand view adds a new dimension to the story. I think that is what attracts me to printmaking and photography, they are forms of reflecting and impression making. Seeing windows reflected in other windows is always fascinating because you get an idea of what the people living in those places see from their homes. The addition of text on the windows adds yet another layer to the story.

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The first five images in this collection were taken early one morning in Barcelona, when I was waiting with my daughter for a bus to take us to a the medieval mountain villages. The streets were quiet and deserted and we were early for the bus. I was pretty happy to find these beautiful balconies reflected in the windows with such lovely text forms. The combination of traditional typeface on modern glass with rustic buildings reflected was perfect!

These next three images were shot in a museum in Leicester. Such delightful, flowing calligraphic shapes and abstract blurred colour and shape in the background. I was again attracted to the play between ancient script and modern glass. Venice has amazing reflections of crumbling history around every corner and the final image is from Paris, another melting pot of history and cultures.

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