Floating Grammar of the Photograph
This happens -
The picture is a thing in-and-of-itself.
This happened -
The picture documents a past event in time-space.
This has been,
This has happened -
The picture arrests a movement in time-space,
Leaving the event unfinished,
This happening -
Suddenly frozen into this was.
This was happening
When the photographer took the picture.
Before I saw the picture,
This had happened.
Perhaps this never happenned - digital future tenses emerging...
Image and document,
Fiction and non-fiction in union -
Already another then.
Subject, action, and object -
Always separate in grammar.
When were they ever separate in experience?