I approach photography as a way to "...see through a glass, darkly." A photograph can say a tremendous amount about its subject. But even the best photos leave much more hidden and unrevealed than what they are able to show.
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation. (Ansel Adams)
For now we see through a glass, darkly; then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known. (From Saint Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians)
It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. (C. W. Leadbeater)
All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions. (Leonardo da Vinci)
...to photograph is to frame, and to frame is to exclude. (Susan Sontag)