in the rise of digital photography there has been an increasing discourse on the disappearance of 'photography' as such. as there is no chemical process involved anymore, we have color and light processing algorhythms instead. that's fine so far.

prominent voices speak about 'the end of photography' and critics suffer from a lack of authenticity or of the testimonial quality analog photography may have once had. but isn't the photographic process a manipulation, even though this manipulation occurs 'simply' in the material?

in the present case, my manipulation consisted in exposing the given subject by way of light for approximately 1 hour.