Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Black Box of Life, B,

Charcoal on Paper, 18x24”,



The simple element on which all this is based.


“With traditional images, by contrast, the symbolic character is clearly evident because, in their case, human beings (for example, painters) place themselves between the images and their significance. Painters work out the symbols of the image ‘in their heads’ so as to transfer them by means of the paintbrush to the surface. If one wishes to decode such images, then one has to decode the encoding that took place ‘in the head’ of the painter.” p.16