Photography Reflects Me

"Camera Mirror"
Camera Mirror Photo

Is there anyone who can walk past the looking glass without taking a peek?

Whether it’s a store window, bathroom mirror, hall mirror, or our own distorted reflection in the brass handrail, we simply can’t pass up the opportunity to have a look at ourselves.

But we sure don’t want anyone to take our picture!!!

As a photographer, I’m occasionally drawn more to the reflection of an object than the object itself. One day, while working on a project, I had set the camera down briefly and then found myself looking straight into the front of the lens. I could see a perfect reflection of myself.

“Photography reflects me,” I thought.

Later that day I got to thinking about how photography really does reflect me, and it reflects all the folks who enjoy picking up the camera as a hobby or profession. Our photos, our final work, is not only what we saw physically in the scene, but it is also part of our vision. Part of our personality. Part of our being.

I got to thinking about how fun it would be to have a desk or wall accessory that was shaped like a camera but had a mirror where the lens would normally be. Then everyone who walked by could “see” themselves in the “camera” without fear of actually having their photo taken.

Not finding them anywhere online, I decided to make one…and then another! Folks loved them! Appropriately, I name this camera mirror, “REFLEX ME”.

The photo above is a side view.

It’s sure to make you smile. It gets me every time!
Makes a great one-of-a-kind gift for your favorite photographer too!

Made right here, in Buffalo, NY by yours truly…
Robert Schwarztrauber

P.S. If you’d like to see more views or get one for yourself or a friend, go to:


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