Towards a Philosophy of Photography

Black Box of Life, C,

Charcoal on Paper, 18x24”,



C: A black box unto itself.


“Technical images are difficult to decode, for a strange reason. To all appearances, they do not have to be decoded since their significance is automatically reflected on their surface – just like fingerprints, where the significance (the finger) is the cause and the image (the copy) is the consequence.” p.14