It could be our inability to communicate the minutest details effectively that we want to convey experiences through photographs. Being suspicious of the consciousness due to our lack of understanding of complexities of a mind could be another reason we rely on photographs to present evidence.
In a continuously evolving environment, it is possible the interpretations of photographs will vary and even challenge our own perception(s). The angle, lighting, sentiment, and mood of the subject and environment contribute to the essence of a photograph.
We communicate through a powerful lens, distancing ourselves and filtering the inability to comprehensively describe the moment. At a different point in time, our consciousness shifts due to life’s experiences and can influence our interpretation.
In an eternal dimension, age does not play a major role but we let that factor weigh heavily on our growth and transformative process, thus limiting our consciousness. We fail to progress and reach the optimum level of conscious existence.
As an art form, photography does communicate abstract ideas and we have developed this experience to convey a message(s) through a silent medium. It’s a fallacy to believe that photographs do not speak; sometimes the most profound feelings are conveyed through silence. The debate between our consciousness and a photograph will continue to be a subject of intense speculation.