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“A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light”. Leonardo Da Vinci 

The quest of light is primary and essential. Light is what gives object form and our clear view is closely dependent by its brightness. Painters use a variety of mediums (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.) to create their forms, lighten or darken their canvas; on the other side, photographers’ medium is light.    

The word photography comes from two greek words, which mean light and write (φως + γράφω). So, the word photography literally states that one is writing / drawing with the light. With an amazing way, words and languages carry the history and the meaning of the things. The photo lens focus light onto a light-sensitive material; this is either the photographic films of the past or the complex microchips of today. Still, the Talbot’s negative/positive invention in 1830s remains the core of photographic process.

The balance of light exposure is still a question; too dark to stay hidden; too bright to be washed away by white.