Joanna Lemanska uses puddles as a tool of art. Unlike the more typical tourist photos of Paris, that all seem to have been taken from the same vantage points, Lemanska's photography captivates the viewer and presents them with a Paris we haven't quite seen before.
Using a central, horizontal line in her photography, Lemanska takes us into what appears to be an abstract world of the city that we know. There is quite a distinct play on our perception of what we see to be reality within the shot, and what we see to be a test on our senses. In the original article where I initially came across this story, there was a phrase that I really loved; 'Her mirrored images create serene moments of time, so her images look more like futuristic dreamscapes than a bustling tourist hub'. I feel this is quite a good observation, as some of the shots that I've included in this post I find are not too dissimilar from scenes out of Kubrick's 2001: Space Odyssey.
Personally, I easily lose myself in these photos... In addition to seeing photography of a city that I love, I also enjoy delving into the world of the reflection, analysing how things are the same but not quite the same, finding the gentle blur that the reflection gives to both colour and light... but most of all I get a real kick out of finding the geometric shapes that live on that fine line where reality meets reflection...
Source - huffingtonpost.com