I’ve mentioned this before with past posts, but one thing that I find fascinating and fun are the amount of mirrors that are scattered throughout Tokyo, Japan. I understand their purpose, whether it be to help cars or pedestrians to see around the corner or whatever else needs that kind of assist, but there are truly so many mirrors throughout the city. So whenever I’m walking around, either on my own or with my friends, I tend to try and catch one picture of myself or my friends in a mirror that I find especially interesting. This time around, me and my good friends Takahiro Yamamoto and Brian Kemper happen to spot this particular mirror at the same time. If I remember correctly, Takahiro was the first one to compose, and when me and Brian noticed him composing a shot for his reflection shot, we both jumped in there and composed from our own angles. And as it turned out, the three of us were able to squeeze in there and come up with a three for one mirror shot. Afterwards we moved on like it was no big thing. I think it’s safe to say that a mirror tends to trigger some kind of reflex action in us. Perhaps it occurs with most photographers regardless of where they are. He he.
Me and mirrors are a bit of an odd thing. When I really think about it, I don’t really take photos of mirrors when I’m home in Los Angeles. I suppose not having mirror like this on every block helps with that. But it really has become second nature for me whenever I’m in Japan. Not that I do it with every mirror that I see, but mirrors do make it onto my radar whenever I’m visiting the country. Even for a guy that doesn’t take selfies, these mirrors still catch my eye. High, low or at eye level. But as long as it can pose as an interesting subject or something fun to do with my friends just like this, then I’ll happily take a shot or two. Actually, when it comes to mirrors in Japan, I really love getting shots when I find them in some busier parts of town so that I can get a warped reflection shot as the crowd walks by. Hmm, perhaps for my next book I should do one about the mirror throughout Tokyo. He he. ;-P