Naked Eye

That the camera never lies has long been proved to be an untruth. Photographers know how to make the machine fib, setting up shots that feign spontaneity, cropping out context. And, anyway, most people stop being themselves and start acting if they discover that the third eye is on them. Once "captured," an image can be bent again. I know a newspaper snapper whose moody scene of a desert under a full moon was challenged by an astute reader: my friend had moved the moon to enhance his shot ... and turned it upside down. This decades ago in a...

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