Trial and Error: When?

I easily look past the content of a picture. When I see a camera, I do not see a storytelling machine. To me, it’s a measuring device.

I am the birdseye view. I see the abstract, the literal. I see denotations where others see connotations. I can see images as pixels, electric impulses, data, light particles, reflections of ink and many more abstractions.

The data-view has been keeping me busy for a while now. I mean, when can we call something a photo? And when do we call it data? Is it both? Is it neither? Does it even matter? I do not know the answer yet. But it is keeping me busy. When is a photo a photo?