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All images are abstractions. Photographic images are even more so. We start with the arbitrary frame that defines what is the photographic images and what is not. We continue with the odd viewing that one does in a photograph (and to a lesser amount in a painting). This is a viewing where one looks at the photographic image as a whole somehow combining detail viewing with peripheral viewing to form a complete picture. And then there is B&W photography where density and contrast are king instead of color hue and color intensity. This is of course a further abstraction especially when displayed on paper.