Photography is a riddle.

The lens sees like the human eye

and the camera records it like

the human mind. Although the elements

by which the image is recorded are

controlled, the photograph is being

traced as if by itself. Likewise, the human

eye sees when it does not look. The riddle

goes whether it sees what is already there or

if the mind guides the eye in what it sees;

whether what was in front of the lens

was found or merely fabricated by the human mind.

As the photograph only fools the eye in

its likeness to what was seen and

because the mind cannot believe the eye,

the world remains unknown.

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