But those sounds are all about fiction and imagination. So is photography in the right hands.
Everyone see on the photograph what he want to see. It can be and fiction as fly fly my train, but it is not what is on the photograph. Photograph canot show things that was not in front of the camera, otherwise it is not a photograph.
By the way, as you are Americans, no fiction and imagination in American (art) photography. They are straight and read as straight. In American photography camera is "recording" device. See photograph of Avedon (he think that showing just any pore and line on the body can reflect inner soul, period), or see pictures of depression time photog W. Evans, say his church: frontal view with every singe detail, and church filled the frame. No space for imagination, it is simle church at that time and the moment he noticed, today the same church is very different (might in the shape of dust), but it is all. The next example could be Adams A. but too long. It is American literature, film, living,... and today too.
Any "fiction" you can see in photography: go to my site and click on CANADA. See a photograph (actually a scann) of TWO-DIMENSIONAL building (and flying seagull on the right). What I see usually on it is: space ship all over closed windows, just like sealed, and seagull fly is escape to freedom. But my reading have many things connected with me. Actually non of that are fictions, no manipulation, but it can triger fictious thinking. What you see there it was there.
But it is not in America. You shoud not snap such a photograph, nor see it.
When Gary said "I want too see how the world looks on photogrpahs" he means only what he said, too see it, period.
Have a nice day.
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