I was reading a book last night that summarized a point made by photography critic Susan Sontag. It stuck with me and I had to write it down.
Photography is closely connected to a ‘discontinuous’ way of seeing. Showing us a part as a way of showing or saying something about the whole.
This is one of those statements that I’ve known to be true, I guess I just needed to read it in a way that made more sense to me for it to stick. I sometimes get trapped in to thinking that photo needs to tell the whole story.