Diogenes the cynic went out, with a lamp, to find an honest man. Is there such a thing? Descartes tried to separate the human mind of its root. Man Ray obstructed the forms of nature. Rilke saw an archaic Apollo – why not an archaic black Venus? Voltaire saw himself surrounded by religious fanatics. I saw them, through my large format camera, and with my paper negatives, made with a formula from the 1830s.