What people find beautiful is not arbitrary or random but has evolved over millions of years of hominid sensory, perceptual, and cognitive development.
—MICHAEL S. GAZZANIGA
Everything the visual system does is based on (such) educated guesswork.
—V. S. RAMACHANDRAN AND S. BLAKESLEE
To most casual camera users, photography provides documentation of people and events. Photographs “save” memories and are usually judged by their content. Did the photograph capture a likeness, was there good timing, and so on? Family and friends glance at photographs and say “that is a good one” or maybe “I’d like a copy.” When the photographer has better, ...