What often guarantees the authenticity of a photograph is the way that the camera automatically records all that is before it, indifferent to what is significant or insignificant. It presents a world in which there is a background of information beyond the photographer’s intention. For example, you might photograph your lover on a beach but it will be the additional presence of the infinitesimal sand and the fine chaos of the clouds that will help render it factual. The secondary information guarantees the primary
— David Campany, writing in Who, What, Where, With What, Why, How and When? The Forensic Rituals of John Divola (via thomaslockehobbs)
Amanda Mollindo