'Some persons will insist on asking "What is it?" mainly, I think, because this is a photograph, and they have come to expect a photograph to report to us, faithfully, directly, and in rather commonplace terms.'
'One may ask, "What is it?" whenever one is ready to see the tangible and inconsequential transformed into the intangible and consequential, which is a recurring miracle of art.'
by Henry Holmes Smith, Aperture