i love this photo, #18

Oil Self Portrait (2), 2007 © sonja thomsen

I love this photo by the photographer Sonja Thomsen. Sonja has been photographing ever-changing water surfaces for some time, and more recently began photographing oil. Of the oil pictures that include her own reflection, she notes that "photographing oil has been a challenge as it is essentially a black mirror. I decided to stop fighting my reflection and work with it. I have been interested in how the form mirrors the oil and how the shadow allows a look into the oil rather than the reflection of the sky."

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