Ordinary Places

by Molly Moore
Molly naked on the floor holding camera to take picture in triple mirror

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt

Who would have thought moving house would have gifted me the opportunity to create an in camera triptych as opposed to creating one through editing.

I love mirrors and have a lot of them. Moving meant they all had to come down and were propped up against the sofa in my old front room. One day when I was doing my yoga I realised that the full length mirror leaning against the big picture mirror was essentially creating an triptych effect. I slipped out of my yoga kit and reached for my phone. My intention was to take a few practice shots and see how they turned out. Which was why I didn’t move anything in the background. It was just meant to be a test shot to see if it was worth going to get my proper camera. Turns out I didn’t need to, the test shot was the shot.

It is funny now writing this in my new home, looking at this image from my old house. It feels both so familiar and yet completely foreign at the same time. It feels like we have been here weeks when it is actually only 7 days and that house in the picture feels like somewhere I once was. I think it is a good thing.

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12 comments

mywildlens June 5, 2021 - 6:28 pm

Incredible photo!

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Victoria Blisse June 5, 2021 - 7:06 pm

Oh, this is so wonderful, so much for the eye to admire and explore.

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Monstrous Jaffa June 5, 2021 - 8:15 pm

Captures that moment of movement of things perfectly Molly, and you look so at peace with that move.

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Modesty Ablaze June 6, 2021 - 11:06 am

Absolutely stunning photo Molly … simply gorgeous !!!

Xxx – K

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Gemma Jones June 6, 2021 - 11:55 am

The quote fits perfectly with the image. You have a great eye!

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Annie Savoy June 6, 2021 - 2:11 pm

Beautiful shot. That light beam across it makes me so happy

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We_Fear_Nothing June 6, 2021 - 9:25 pm

This is a great shot.
I love that you used the mirror to great effect not needing to edit it into a triptych type image, and the stuff in the background really adds to it.

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Jaime Mortimer June 7, 2021 - 7:21 am

Lovely shot!

Lovely you!

And cunning use of the triptych format!

Brilliant!

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Bee June 7, 2021 - 5:46 pm

Funnily enough when I moved from my old place, I didn’t even glance back as I drove away. Clearly moving on is something we do in our minds as much as we do physically.

And what a great way to get that triptych. As someone who has very few mirrors in my house, it’s something I could even begin to create.

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LittleSwitchBitch June 8, 2021 - 12:58 pm

<3 Love this shot and the light through the centre is pure magic. I love the extra frame the mirror itself and the added dimension it adds into the shot too x

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Jayden Vincente June 8, 2021 - 5:54 pm

It sounds like a good thing!

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Exposing40 June 9, 2021 - 6:28 pm

So pleased by how happy you are with the move and how quickly you’ve settled in.

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