I first became interested in photography at the age of twelve in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where I was born and raised. When we immigrated to Canada a few years later, I put the camera aside to focus on working in the trades as a carpenter and cabinetmaker, like my Father before me. My passion for building and love of woodworking created a comfortable life for myself, until a few years ago when a work related injury meant I could no longer strap on the tool belt. It was within this time frame that I rediscovered my camera, and the sense of wonderment I recalled as a young lad.
While walking home one afternoon in downtown Winnipeg, I passed by a large puddle and noticed the reflection of an apartment building within its murky glare. I stopped and took what I considered to be only a random snapshot, but was surprised upon editing that weeks’ worth of images that this reflective picture reminded me of an incident that happened to me when I lived in Belfast. This set me off on a journey with intent and purpose, to see what other stories were waiting for me within the streets looking glass. This series, Transfigured Perceptions, is the result of that journey.
I have always had an interest in Science, and a fascination with the latest theories in physics that seem to suggest everything we see and sense in this universe is actually a three-dimensional projection from a two-dimensional surface at the edge of the universe. With that said, and if this theory is correct, then these photographs are nothing more than two-dimensional representations of reflections of three-dimensional projections from a two-dimensional surface at the edge of the universe.
- Fred McEvoy, 2015