The Source

The word photography is derived from the Greek words phos, (genitive: phōtós) meaning “light”, and graphê meaning “drawing or writing”. From the very first analog photograph taken in the 1800s to the latest digital one taken somewhere this very moment, proper exposure to light is key. Yet, the ever-present light in a photo is rarely seen as the subject; viewers see how a scene is lit in a landscape, how the subject is lit in a portrait and how the colors in a photo are affected by the light but they rarely see the light as a tangible part of the photo. A photo can be taken without a camera or a lens but not without a light source, it would not be a “light drawing” otherwise.

The Source” depicts light in each photo as the subject, allowing it to take on a form independently occupying the frame in which it lives and leaves a literal mark; the light is the the beginning and the end of the photo.
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