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No photographic image has a sense of presence, rather it has technical qualities that interrogate the sensitivities of the viewer.
Bingo, that's how it works for me. Then I just make a decision...........I dislike it...or...I like it....or......I really like it.......or.......I just love it! Then, I move on.

As for the detachment of the photographic process from the soul of the photographer I think it is more a case of someone with such-and-such a psychological make up inevitably produces pictures with a such-and-such appearance.
I could never verbalize this myself, but I believe it to be true. I've a feeling that I'm going to be more closely psychoanalizing my own prints from now on.