When we view a photograph, a portrait for example, something interesting occurs. Multiple lives are connected simultaneously; The subject, the author, and the viewer.
If you have ever seen a photograph, you would have shared a brief moment seen through many different eyes. Each taking away with it a unique perception of that image. If it was well made, it will generate a unique world filled with opinions and emotions that reside in the viewer. This allows the image to transcend time itself.
Photography can be seen as a medium that not only captures a present or previous moment in time, but one that also speaks to the future.
S J S