“Paradox has often helped to pass from tangible to intangible. In order for the photographer to free himself from the tyranny of visual facts on which he completely depends, paradox is the only possible tool. And the paradox-talisman for unique, incomparable photography is to work on the "mirror of memory" as if it were a mirage, and the camera a machine capable of metamorphosis, and photography a metaphor ... Once freed from the tyranny of surfaces and structures, substance and form, the photographer will be able to reach the truth of the poets "

Minor White