I am looking for a way to see my situation clearly. I need point of view from which I can gather a less emotional, more prosaic picture of where I stand. One that is not viewed through lenses smudged by past experience, fear and “shoulds”. Somehow I have stalled in my brave new world, and I don’t want to be standing in the same spot, this time next year.
When I saw these shots, I was fascinated by the idea of viewing the world through an upside down reflection. Essentially a double reframe. It takes a while to get used to what we are seeing. To understand what has been done. As the photographer Yodamanu (aka Manuel Plantin) explains it: “It’s about seeing the reality the other way round on purpose. It’s not about shooting blind before cropping a lot.” These images made me I understand what I need to do.
So I am going to reverse my usual thought process and look at where I want to be next year – then work backwards to see what changes need to be made now. I’ll get back to you on what this reflection reveals.