Strange Floating Formations Created by Mirroring Photos of Trees


For her project Mirrors, photographer Traci Griffin explores the concept of symmetry by photographing trees in various locations, and then mirroring the sweeping branches while omitting most of the trunks.

The resulting photographs look like strange shapes, formations, and even creatures floating in midair.

Some look like illustrations of a circulatory system taken from anatomy textbooks. Others look like strange Rorschach tests.

Here’s what Griffin has to say about the project:

I’ve been working on this project on and off for almost 4 years. I read about symmetry in art, which seemed needlessly complicated. I learned that exact symmetry cannot be found in nature and allegedly the concept of symmetry in the universe has tormented famous philosophers for centuries. Perhaps this is why the images are slightly disconcerting. Personally, this project for me is simply about seeing something completely different in something so ordinary. It leaves you with a sense of wonderment and the possibility of a brand new synthesis.











You can find more of Griffin’s photography over on her website.

Mirrors by Traci Griffin (via Faith is Torment)

Image credits: Photographs by Traci Griffin and used with permission

  • Mansgame

    They look like a part of the female anatomy to me. I hope I’m not a perv.

  • mrbeard

    I think this person may be “deleveled” to discover a mobile phone app called “mirrorgram” that does exactly this (and inception style 90 degree streets, all in real time), i know i was.

  • MMielech

    Jerry Uelsmann was doing this fifty years ago. In a black and white darkroom.

  • branden rio

    It’s the Crystalline Entity!

  • Bob O’Shaughnessy

    No mention of Uelsmann on the artists page. Strange, that.

    BTW See for his work.

  • Matheus Rabelo

    Georgia O’keefe