Most city-folk probably run for cover when heavy rain comes, but for this photographer, rain in the city presents some awesome opportunities for reflections. Often lasting only a few moments until the surface water drains or evaporates, or in this case a few hours before the puddle will dry up.
I love reflections, and as you browse my work you'll see reflections are a repeating motif: reflections in water, buildings, windows, even car roofs! Reflections in water are particularly good for abstracting the ordinary, creating a visual puzzle for us to work out.
In this image the reflection in a puddle on Queens Wharf in Auckland's CBD gives the Endeans Building at 2 Queen Street an oil paint texture. I love that aesthetic, it's as close as a photographer can get to a painterly texture in the natural world, without resorting to filters in Photoshop!
I hope you enjoy this photograph for its artistic qualities, its local vibe, and its play on the familiar – the mix of inverted reflections of the buildings of Queen Street, and the 'right way up' Quay Street at the top of the image, complete with the iconic Ports of Auckland red fence and lamp post.
Here's the photo, available in my print shop as a framed or unframed print: Queen's Wharf Reflections 2021