about reality and truth in photography

A photograph is never more than a mere reflection of reality: it is always highly subjective and the more skilled the photographer, the more this will prove to be so.
A photographer 'sees' in his very own way: he leaves things out of the composition, takes his own angle of view and will use light to reflect a certain mood etc. The subject in the photograph will try to look its best and show only what is wanted. You as a spectator, will interpret the whole scene in your very own way, you will just see what you want to see in it. So?
Anyway, this is my version of the 'Lines of my Hand', that magnificent book by Robert Frank which influenced my 'way of seeing'.
comments on the book on www.tate.org

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