The alien

Figure 1 – The IPhone alien. (c) DE Wolf 2017.

The other day I came upon this weird lamp with equally weird fluorescent light bulb in front of a mirror. The result was an unusual photograph for me, something very surreal and even alien. In some respect the eye struggles to recognize what it is looking at. Everything is out of context, and maybe that’s as good a definition of the surreal as any. The toning I chose verges on a sickly green. I love the way that the light seems to explode brilliantly. And finally there is my figure in the mirror. I am not hiding my face. But the IPhone does that automatically. It creates anonymity. Arguably cellphone cameras have become so commonplace that unlike their DSLR and point-and-shoot cousins basically blend in with the modern landscape.

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