Using images in a presentation is the best route to a deep audience connection. Many discussions could be launched from this photo of an American icon.
Susan says, “Reflections double and even triple the layered images and give a complexity to Lucia’s seemingly simple photograph of an American flag reflected in a window. The more you look, the more you see. The half-mast window venetian blinds set up the top half of the patterns of lines and rectangles that are repeated through the photo. A second diagonal pattern is set up by the architectural reflection and a third and fourth by the stripes and wrinkles in the reflected American flag itself. The possible uses for such an image in a presentation are nearly limitless. The photo could be used to discuss the importance of looking closely rather than simply seeing what immediately springs to mind – the flag, the power of an image of a flag to evoke emotion – patriotism for example – that makes this a photo only of a flag, the power of design elements to define a space or our ability to quickly single out the familiar flag image from the double reflections and other distractions. Regardless, I think this is one of my favorites of Lucia’s many photos.”
Lucia says, “Reflections are one of my favorite elements to photograph. In addition to the layers Susan described, reflections create abstract images that draw people in and make them work a little harder to interpret what they see.”
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