A few weeks ago for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture, I posted some pictures by the artist, Luciano Neri. They were photographs made by a professional photographer, Adriano Frisanco.
Since then, I’ve been asked to try to photograph some of his newer collages but this time on mirrors! Yesterday’s post for the Challenge was my first result…great photo, love it, but not what I wanted at all!
Here are three trials of another of his collages (some call them installations on glass, some call it minimalist art, he calls them “i quadri” or the pictures. By whatever name a rose, here are the trials:
What I’m trying to do is bring out the objects whilst showing the mirror as a mirror.
My question is: how would you photograph a mirror and keep its mirror like qualities but still show the objects that compose the picture? Could retouching work somehow to help keep the mirror’s quality?
I’d be much beholden to you photographers if you can find some time to send along some suggestions. Maybe you’ve already had the experience of photographing mirrors?
Thanks and have a great day!