Eight of my favorites reflections, mostly shot in 2011. I feel the series was complete around the end of summer, but I keep on shooting those upside down reflections. I just love it.

They’re all untouched, except the 5th one (but it’s still a very light cropping). I shoot it as I frame it, cropped a lot, they wouldn’t make sense. It’s about seeing the reality the other way round on purpose. It’s not about shooting blind before cropping a lot.

Anyway, it’s fun trying because it’s challenging to frame something upside down while you focus “upside up” - you have to try to see what I mean.

For those who wonder, there’s not much editing in it either, with strong contrast lenses, a bit of saturation, the occasional weirdness of the Leica M8 sensor and you’re good to go.

I post those eight because they work well together. I avoided posting wide and b&w ones for the sake of consistency. May be I’ll post a b&w one soon.

I don’t have a lot of time right now, but I have lots of stuff to post and write about. I was foolish enough to buy a M Monochrom and boy it’s quite a body. Not for everyone, for sure, but quite spectacular, imho. I’ll post a quick hands on and a few pics this week. For those who don’t work this week-end, enjoy. For those who work, like me: courage! :-)


Rikki Reich, The Voice of the Silence


Conrad Jon Godly - Between Heaven and Earth (2009), oil on linen

Ansel Adams,  The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, California, ca. 1932; printed ca. 1972; photograph; gelatin silver print, 15 5/16 in. x 19 1/8 in. (38.89 cm x 48.58 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Alfred Fromm, Otto Meyer, and Louis Petri, San Francisco; © The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust
Source: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


pronunciation | hon-neJapanese script | 本音 see also | tatemae 建前: what one pretends to believe


pronunciation | ta-te-ma-esubmitted by | scratchthatreverseit submit words | here Japanese script | 建前 see also | honne 本音: what one truly believes


Sebanate Berisha, a Kosovar Albanian refugee who lost all of her children in a nighttime bombing raid in Kosovo, at a refugee center with an unidentified boy. Tirana, Albania, 1999. Photograph by Marissa Roth
Photojournalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Marissa Roth’s One Person Crying: Women and War will be exhibited at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles from Aug. 16 through Oct. 25.
Click here for more information. 

Falls 26 (from NIAGRA)
Alec Soth

Pierre Pellegrini


1 2 3 4 5

archive / random / ask