Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, Mirror
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 2 comments



Some years ago, the Dutch documentarian Bert Haanstra made a short nine-minute film called Holland is a Mirror (available to view on YouTube, by clicking the link) which consisted entirely of shots of buildings reflected in Dutch rivers and canals.  The 1950 B&W film was an impressive piece of work but, as might have been expected, slightly lacking in human interest.


And you might have been mistaken for thinking in today’s photo that your intrepid film blogger was about to embark on a similar project, but this single shot of the MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry)  reflecting into Seattle’s Lake Union exhausted my interest in what is, after all, really the belabouring of a gimmick. As the Wicked Queen in Snow-White used to remark: “When you’ve seen one mirror shot, you’ve seen ’em all”.  


Leica M3 & 50mm Summilux V2

Sekonic L-308S

Ilford Delta 100 

HC-110 (Dil.H – 1:63 @ 10 minutes)

Plustek 7600i & Vuescan