Very much like the symbolism depicted by the photo. The camera being the means of photography, the bread being the product, and the knife being the editor. An excellent thoughtful composition. What intrigues me most about it is how you angled the mirror behind the scene when you arranged the scene's elements. As has been already noted the light management is exceptional. But, more than that the lighting is as much an element of the capture as it is of the scene. What is particularly interesting to me is that the shadow falls on the back side of the camera as depicted in the mirrored reflection as well as on the front side of the camera immediately in the photo's foreground. With the camera lighted on top it seems the light reflected in the mirror is only one of many members of the staged scene. The actual light on the camera is above and out of sight, seems to me. Very nice how you softened the light tone on the bread while leaving it bright on the camera. It seems to me that your photograph is a fine representation of your mastery of staging as well as photographic technique. Clearly your mastery is not simply limited to mastering just the camera. It is a mastering of a great deal more. Exceptional skill and creative vision is seen here.
this is really most compelling bite,photography is here to offer a story more than technics.you master both!i'm impressed.one more soul showing us the point of whole.
my respect,breathtaking.if one taken to universe?we have a match.