Welcome to the mirror universe London, where all is not as it seems.
These photos all show a distorted or reflected London, taken through mirrors, puddles or glass surfaces.
1. Are we in Inception?
Taken in Canary Wharf on Westferry Road, it'll take you a few seconds to work out what on earth is going on here. No filters, photoshoppery or special effects have been used.
2. Not the reflection you were looking for
You know that feeling when you gaze into the mirror and the person staring back looks older or different to what you were expecting? Well, that. Here, the ancient St Andrew Undershaft appears to be reflected as the Gherkin, thanks to some angled glass in the Scalpel skyscraper.
3. Puddle highrise
Nothing too tricksy about this photo — it's simply a shot of the office block over the Museum of London reflected in an old bird bath.
4. Covent Garden chaos
You can't move in Covent Garden these days for people taking snaps of all the reflective and glowing surfaces. This one's in Mercer Walk, near Stanfords bookshop.
5. Golden Lane reflections
The Golden Lane estate's main tower shines brightly in another example of puddle photography.
6. The mirror bridge
One of several mirrored spans crossing the Lea in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Catch it on a bright day, and it's rather beautiful.
7. Rail reflections
Looking something like a photograph within a photograph, this is actually a reflection in a platform mirror at Parsons Green station.
8. Gateway to a real mirror universe
And finally... if you want to open a gateway to a real mirror universe, your best bet is to visit the British Museum, where you can find this collection of mystical items. The obsidian disc is a scrying mirror belonging to Tudor magician John Dee. It would have been used for occult practices and experiments, and perhaps conjuring spirits. Today, you can see your own reflection in this sinister object.
All images by the author.