"It is a photograph rather than a mirror, it’s the way people see you rather than the way you see yourself" - "oh is it?" - "so what are we doing? I have been looking at myself and I am fed up with that now".

The feeling of strangeness that overcomes the actor before the camera, as Pirandello describes it, is basically of the same kind as the estrangement felt before one’s own image in the mirror. But now the reflected image has become seperable, transportable.
Walter Benjamin