Many would agree that reality is unknowable, therefore, non-photographable. Photography within its technological frame captures some aspects of phenomena. When a photo is taken, its meaning, experienced through one’s qualia, begins to be hollowed out and here comes the observer’s task to reinvent the context.
Interpretive games that follow are part of the limitations associated with technological, historical and theoretical frames. The apparent reality, photography likes to provide us with, actually conceals the mechanisms that can make it understandable. Thus, the insistence on the type of realism which coincides with the inertia of our perceptual apparatus is always a way to mystification rather than demystification. Capturing a particular entity prevents us from conceiving many others.