The only truth in photography is the historical truth that a shot was generated in a particular way by a particular person. Subject and method are as autobiographical as the contents of a personal sketchbook, the style of the image becoming the reflection of a passage of creative time that the photographer can share asynchronously for as long as the image exists.


Celtic Cross

At some point the photograph will exist solely with the viewer, and what they make of the image will depend on what they bring to it: experience, feeling, and personal history, and their own level of visual literacy. Some viewers may feel excluded by the use of black and white and the emphasis on tone in line and form, perhaps also by the need to read the image rather than just look at it.