“There is great affectation in ascribing meaning to the photographic image. To do so is to make objects strike a pose. And things themselves begin to pose in the light of meaning as soon as they feel a subject’s gaze upon them.
The intense pleasure of poetic language lies in seen language operating on its own, in its materiality and literality, without transiting through meaning—this is what fascinates us…The Vanishing Point of Language.
May not photography also be said to function as…the Vanishing Point of the Picture[?]”
sitting in the library with a stack of books as Baudrillard explains things in the words I could not find.