--I contend that whatever you frame up in your ground glass is your subject, wether or not you have a preconceived idea about what that should be. --

Without objectivity your result may be much different than what you envisioned, with subjectivity you are setting yourself up for dissapointment, or as an optimist, suprise!

I am not sure what the hierarchy is really a useful construct, it is a physically mandated reality.
You cannot make a photograph from a print(at least not in the sense we are talking about).