This abstract photo was made in January 2019 whilst I was on a coastal poodlewalk along the southern Fleurieu Peninsula with Kayla. The picture or image was made in the early morning near from Petrel Cove in the summer light.
The word 'image’ often gets tied to the arbitrariness entailed in individual perception and opposed to the external solidity associated in the vocabulary of ordinary language philosophy with the ‘picture’. Susan Sontag held that images don’t tell us anything, they remind us what is important. This implies that the ‘image’ as a type of inner perception, or mental idea, impression or memory.
This can be interpreted along the lines that an image that exerts a hold and that lives beyond its medium presupposes an agent who is engaged by it, i.e., who finds it meaningful or significant. An image is a sensuous experience of meaning that organises a world. It possesses a communicative force that is surplus to its perceptible form.