Guillaume Amat’s latest project see’s him placing mirrors in various landscapes, reflecting the opposing environment within the image which creates a double interpretation of the surrounding area. Dark figures are seen in these reflections, positioned against bright fields, homes in bleak landscapes and bits of foliage.
Each of the images has been taken with a 4×5 inch camera, with the included mirror measuring 31.5 x 47.2 inches. Amat wanted to concentrate on the double interpretation of the landscape seen both outside and within the mirror.
The independent curator and writer Paul Wombell compared this series to the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice saying, “With the use of the camera and a mirror Guillaume Amat has made photographic images that simultaneously look forward and backwards. They create a strange dreamlike landscape where buildings and figures float in the center of the picture and suggest that he has two sets of eyes, both at the front and back of his head. Orpheus would have been impressed.”