Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
Van Lier's philosophy of photography is typical of non-photographing philosophers philosophising about photography. The language, the confusion, the jargon, the irrelevant tangents, and the misunderstandings are echoed in similarly arcane outpourings from Jean Baudrillard, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, and even Susan Sontag.
Well, I too thought something of this kind...

And I'm not sure whether I ever go into such endeavour of reading this text.

However the text did no come into the world totally un-linked to photography. The book is published by the Flemish Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, who approach photography mostly from a philosophical viewpoint. But some of their publications have photographs too, one is even technical...