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Speaking through pixels

We take pictures intending to show someone else — whether it’s our Instagram followers or our family and friends.

But the illusion of infinite shelf space keeps so many pictures on the phone, gone and long forgotten.

Photos should not be stashed away in the closet or hoarded on the hard drive for safekeeping. Even the snap-happy tourist collects a souvenir of the present that few eyeballs witness.

Photography binds us

We communicate in images. And each viewer brings to the picture their interpretation of the truth.

But the facticity of each photo lies within the intensity of the pixels themselves, en route to perception. What we see is what we get, yet we can never look close enough.

Just imagine what it’s like when we train the eye to see.

By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.