Who Lives in a Photograph Like This?



“Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.”
― Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles


If you want to know

who a person is

then observe

what they observe

through the lens

of their camera

the photographs they take


who they are

the images they share


the images they have

within them




“It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting.”
― Agatha Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd


So what does the photograph above

reveal about

the person who took it?


will what you discover

through reflecting upon the image

show more about them

or more about you


the image which you have

of them?

Is what we see ever free

from our own reflection



“That’s the secret of existence. We’re all a little mad.”
― Agatha Christie, They Do It with Mirrors


9 thoughts on “Who Lives in a Photograph Like This?

    • My favourite is The Man in the Brown Suit – it’s one without Poirot or Marple. I devoured her work, as well as her autobiography which was fascinating. Miss Marple is the source of one of my most cherished wisdoms about people – if someone reminds you of someone else, chances are they are similar – that has helped me on many an occasion in getting to know new people.

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  1. wow, interesting take on things. What I saw in the photo immediately was someone pulled in two directions in the same moment… Then when I thought about it, I decided it was someone trying to capture more than one perspective. but then I am kinda primed to see the whole “perspectives” thing…


    • Thank you!

      I am definitely someone who is being pulled in several directions – it’s a bit like being on the rack. I was messing around with mirrors in this pic, shining a torch in one mirror and reflecting the light in another, then another to see what would happen. So I was trying to capture a twist on perspective and you definitely have a knack for noticing that 🙂

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