Reflection by Lilyan Aloma

I have spent the greater part of my life living in Manhattan, a city with a constantly changing visual plan that continues to inspire me to explore its physical complexity.

I have spent the greater part of my life living in Manhattan, a city with a constantly changing visual plan that continues to inspire me to explore its physical complexity.

At the heart of my photographic exploration is an urban mindset, a natural inclination to look beneath everything, and a passionate need to question what I am seeing.

In my recent wanderings, I found myself drawn in by the stage that is set by commercial windows and their content. Beyond what had been intentionally placed in the window, beyond the sculpture, the poster, the painting or the lighting fixture, I found myself immersed in the imaginary. What existed on either side of this glass border appeared to give up its identity, as the reflection of the external environment merged with the window’s contents. At the border of this merger, the boundaries of perception blurred, the inner and the outer worlds intersected, reflecting an alternative point of view.

On this new plane of perception, reality re-invents itself; lines and forms of architectural structures meld and become abstract, human forms shift within inner and outer worlds in an illusory way, and a sense of mystery begins to color my visual experience.

On a primary level, we are seeing reflections of cityscape derived from this experience; products of discovery and a little bit of what I call,” the magic of the viewfinder.” On a deeper level, it is the potential of what lies beyond the limits of conditioned sight and thought that is being illuminated, calling imagination into play with our perception of virtual reality. In the capture of this work, I have become acutely aware that it has been manifested by my love affair with the spirit of this great city. [Official Website]

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