“The Relationship, Not the Name”
I dislike the word subject for whatever, whoever, I photograph. It is so cold, clinical – and can have a sense of being subject to me, as if I am in command, its master.
Furthermore, so many times I feel as if I am subject to it – that I am obeying it by the photographing.
And object again so cold, so impersonal.
I could just call it the other, but that sounds so remote.
I so think of ipsealter (Latin ipse, self and alter, other) for it is the two of us, our relationship, I am commemorating.
Or perhaps enso, the circle of our relationship.
I’m not sure, so for now I’ll stay with “subject” – but, hopefully, that word is subject to change.
But our Relationship is not!
Dr. Diamond’s photography is available here.