One purpose of art is to allow us to transcend personal and existential limitations, meaning, everything we know, don't know, think we know.
Photography, regardless of tools used by the artist or involving an "other" is an act, that may or may not result in a tangible product.
A mime with a mime-camera can take pictures. Where do his photograph exist?
The same place our photograph exist: nowhere. The mime acts…. with a certain level of absurdity and freedom.
It is just an idea, it's impossible to tell if it exist for real or if it is something made up.
Do we create art or merely record what is around us. Are we dependent on what we think exist around us to make art? are we interdependent to exist? Is art interdependent to something else.
Depending on how we present the artwork we decided to tell the audience what exist and what does not exist. But we're never fully responsible for the outcome.
We can make up a lie, and say it's the truth. How will the onlooker know if it's real or unreal
Ex (Frank Hurley)
How can you convey your meaning of the photos to other people, or will they always put their meaning to your photo.
Can you make a photograph or an artwork without having a though behind it, with adding your own meaning to it?
We can never actually capture what we really see.
Life is absurd, deal with it.
This rambling of existence falls into the philosophy of absudrism which might be a better or easier concept to tackle.
there's a confrontation between man's desire for significant meaning and clarity to life -- and the silent cold universe, without meaning.
Man search for meaning to life, and in that search for meaning, gives man a choice, to end his life, to take the path of religion, "a leap of faith" or to simply recognize the absurdity of his life."