Photo Prompt Friday: Through A Glass Darkly

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

– Corinthians Chap 13, verse 12.

To see “through a glass” means to have an obscure or imperfect vision of reality. How does water or glass warp these images? How does this distortion make the photos more surreal, frightening, dreamy or abstract? With today’s prompt, think of characters who have a warped self-image. Why can’t they see themselves clearly? Do they see themselves as a monster? A savior? A God? Why does this self-image not match the reality?

 Song Jia by Leslie Zhang for T Magazine China June 2019
Simon Kerola
Tumblr
liu tao
Matthieu H.
Javiera Sánchez, Oliver Molina and André Ocares
Juliana Mendoza aka Silence Effects
Yokoo Gibraan, Untitled, 2013
Fine Art Portrait Photography by Xenia Lau
Joon Lee
Dana Kfir
Eylül Aslan

Hope everyone is having a great week and that these prompts are generative. As always, leave me a comment and if these pictures inspire you to write something, please leave me a link!

Stay writing,

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