“Open Fields” is a project developed by Guillaume Amat, who placed a mirrored stand in various landscapes, reflecting the opposing environment back within the image in order to create a double interpretation of the surrounding scene.
These reflections contain dark figures against bright fields, homes in barren landscapes, bits of foliage contained within stretches of industry, and even a horse that pops into the frame.
Paul Wombel, independent curator and writer, 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.”
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