Fracture for Fracture

Fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth.

Today I did a photoshoot with Rebecca Hare where we played with mirrors, curtains, sunlight and flashes. Here is a selection of the photos we did. There is a lot of darker undertones in the photos in this blog post, mixed with some biblical quotes.

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Rebecca is a vicar’s daughter, so we started with something a bit cliché, her holding a bible.
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This makes me think of Emperor Palpatine for some reason.
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Our version of Galadriel.

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

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There was this big mirror on the wall next to the window, so we took it down and did some mirror-mirror photos.

For now we see through a glass, darkly;
but then face to face: now I know in part;
but then shall I know even as also I am known.

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One more mirror photo, here going a bit closer and having Rebecca look at herself rather than the camera. I included the hand in the photo to provide a bit of context.

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

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This photo was inspired by a painting we found when we googled for red-haired women in paintings.
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Rebecca procured two additional mirrors. We took two almost identical photos, but I ended up combining them into this photo to get the best expressions on her face from the two photos.
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No Photoshop tricks here, just three mirrors.
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The crack in the mirror cast a shadow on Rebecca’s face when we lit her with a flash. It is as if the fracture in the mirror image is transferred onto the real Rebecca.

As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.

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Adding a hand for drama. The lighting is provided by a snooted flash that Rebecca is holding in her right hand.
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Something different. Rebecca is holding Maureen, the polar bear. She was a foul-mouthed prop in the play ‘The Heretic’.
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Legs and red curtains.
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Not sure how we ended up with this photo, but notice the reflection in the knife which makes it stand out more.
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…or this photo.

Not sure how to summarise this photoshoot. It was fun, and a bit weird, but mostly fun.

– Johannes

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