This is an unaltered photograph–something I have to say in this age of Photoshop. I think it shows that the artist Salvadore Dali didn’t necessarily invent his surreal images; he may have observed them. This is a reflection on Mylar hung as a backdrop in the studio. What you see as a photographer depends on where you’re standing. Move inches and the reflected image is completely different.
The fingers are caught in a bulge in the Mylar–something akin to what happens in a Fun House mirror. Mylar is thin, flexible and reflective–if you buy the reflective type. There is also a clear type.
The model can see herself in the Mylar but what she sees will be entirely different from her perspective. Trick here is to set up lights so you don’t get glare and keep your own reflection out of the picture. FUN and challenging.
I think distorted photos like this are better intimate–framed with a wide mat. But this could be huge, if that’s the statement you want to make. I would hang this one in a home office. I think it would be stunning as part of a group. Watch for the gallery of these Mylar photos that I’ll be putting up soon.