Re: interesting photographic process
"Photography, in my limited mind, is a capture of some reality."
Photography is no more (or less) a 'capture of some reality" than a painting. EVERY photographer interprets and manipulates "reality" the same way that every "artist" does. We've just fooled ourselves into believing that photographs depict reality. EVERY picture "lies" the same way that EVERY work of art "lies".
Both processes and the people doing them manipulate and interpret 'reality" when forming the final image. Likewise, the viewer interprets the "reality" depicted in the photo or painting so that his pereption and understanding of that "reality" is different from the actual subjective reality that existed at the time the image was made.
People often believe that a snapshot-type photograph - unplanned, unmanipluated - portrays "reality" but it doesn't. The "reality" of the image content is altered by the photographic medium, process, point of view, field of view, point of focus, the properties of the lens and film/sensor, the media on which the image is displayed and the perceptions of the viewer.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, represents, in the final analysis, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower