dialectics of media
Man lives in a world that he does not understand. In order to decipher this world and to thereby manipulate it he uses media. These media can mediate between man and his world, making the world more intelligible. [...] Flusser classifies the different media in three categories: traditional images, texts and technical images. Each of these media are created by man as an explanation of the world in order to facilitate his orientation in this world. Yet, each medium is possessed by the same sly dialectics: instead of representing the world, media present the world as it is perceived by them.
(Bran Ieven, How to Orientate Oneself in the world: A General Outline of Flusser's Theory of Media) full text: http://www.imageandnarrative.be/inarchive/mediumtheory/bramieven.htm
my digital manipulations of the photographed world