I have a file of photos labeled “Mystery photos.” Taking a picture of something very close up or from only one angle can change the perspective or disorient the viewer because there is no context in which to understand what one is looking at. This, for example:
I was sitting on the porch of our cottage in Wisconsin one summer and had just finished drinking a glass of water. The sun’s reflection on the glass gave it a weird, sort of creepy look and I cropped the photo to focus in on just the reflection of the glass on the wooden surface of the table (above).
Here’s the photo in its entirety:
It’s just a different way of looking at a common object, like a drinking glass!