"A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask."
Susan Sontag (1933- ); in New York Review of Books 23June, 1977
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Hide and Seek
They have a heart and mind to play with their biggest
threats. Now, what the true fact is behind such a peering eye I cannot say. But
from a puerile perspective I could only believe that it was playing hide and
seek with me. Often did I fail to have it within my frame, but what can defeat
a patient lens?
Very few insects are perhaps more beautiful than the
butterflies. The wings with all their colourful patterns do cast a magical
spell on the eyes that see them. When the early-morning dews cling to them they
look colourfully decked in exquisite pearls, and who can then fail to look at
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