Photographer's Note

"From the first step, that of classification (we must surely classify, verify by samples, if we want to constitute a corpus), Photography evades us. The various distributions we impose upon it are in fact either empirical (Professionals/Amateurs), or rhetorical (Landscapes/Objects/Portraits/Nudes), or else aesthetic (Realism/Pictorialism), in any case external to the object, without relation to its essence, which can only be (if it exists at all) the New of which it has been the advent; for these classficiations might very well be applied to other, older forms of representation. We might say that Photography is unclassifiable."

--Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida

TE classifications are so often a failure. "Castles." What kind of a random category is that?

What category does this one fall into?

Relentlessly black. Imperiously gold. It's America pure and simple. Bought and sold.

And, oh, yes, There Will Be Cold

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