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Кавказские горы над Красной поляной
A pelican takes a midafternoon break.
Под покровительством святого
На фоне небоскребов
Real and Imaginary, 8
Lovely view while taking a ride
Real and Imaginary, 7
Tang Paradise
Белая мечеть
Real and Imaginary, 6
Real and Imaginary, 5
Workers pick ranunculus flowers to take to market.
Real and Imaginary, 4
Night scene in Xi'an
Real and Imaginary, 3
When an arrow kill someone!
Panorama of Merano
Real and Imaginary, 2
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Real and Imaginary, 5

Fifth shot from my project "Real and Imaginary". For centuries, man used as a primary tool of self-awareness the sense of touch. The invention of the mirror, object that today we almost take for granted, is indeed quite recent. Today we attribute to it concepts such as truth, clarity and self-knowledge. Though, doesn't the mirror reflection fall, perhaps, in the surreal condition of not being an objective reality but a subjective image, in the same way as art and photography? Is my reflection in the mirror me? Or is it an image of me? And can that image be considered trustworthy and realistic or is it inevitably altered by the viewer's perception and elaboration? These are the concepts that the projects aims to explore.

TAGS: Illusion, Italy, Mirror, Portrait, Reflection

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Concordia Sagittaria, Italy
Member since 2019
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© Agnese Lena.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2019
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2019, 2:33 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Concordia Sagittaria, Italy