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Back to front and upside down – thinking rethought.

Posted in Life & Love, and Things We Love

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.

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(Thanks to My Modern Metropolis for the cinematic reflections.)

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8 Comments

  1. A good photograph can really make you see so much more than you thought your mind could fathom. Brilliant!

    December 1, 2012
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    • Absolutely – sometimes we just need another perspective to get us thinking right again.

      December 3, 2012
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  2. Love the photos! Life is all about perspective. It can be fascinating when you learn a new way to look at something that you hadn’t thought of before.

    December 1, 2012
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    • Absolutely – a reminder that nothing has to be the way it is. It can always be seen differently

      December 3, 2012
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  3. alan
    alan

    “end vision”analysis is a very powerful tool for creating a personal compass i used fo teach it at home savings

    November 30, 2012
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    • Love that name Alan … will be looking it up for a future post.

      December 3, 2012
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