Here, then, was a paradox of picture taking that appeared from the start. Despite its promise of the ultimate document, of a picture more realistic than art could achieve, the camera was also an instrument of artifice and posing, even fakery and deceit. The invention that enabled people to write with the sun would blur the distinction between appearance and reality, between the image and the event.

Picture Perfect : The Art and Artifice of Public Image Making by Kiku Adatto

ISBN: 0465057543 Page: 10 This book is available from Amazon