“What To Call What I Photograph”
I’ve searched for years for the appropriate word of that which I photograph.
“Subject” makes it inferior, under me.
“Object” too cold, unfeeling.
I see a rock and am drawn to photograph it. Did the desire originate in me or the rock – or simultaneously in both of us? A simultaneous, mutual oneness.
And what about Suzie? I wasn’t drawn to her or her to me. We were drawn, impelled to each other. Not me, not her – us. We were one then, we are one now. Our oneness as an Instance of the Oneness.
So I’m tempted to call whatever I photograph a Suzie.