OK Rob, your point is taken, photographs are not reality and can and are often manipulated. However, I don't think there is any comparison between today's manipulations with PS and digital files and the manipulations done with film. Mr Patterson and others went all over the continent doing shows with slides right out of the camera long before digital. Except for Orton's that were done by sandwiching two slides, and other sandwiching techniques, the images were done in-camera using multiple exposure and -camera or subject movement- techniques. In the days before digital he discovered that the camera can still be used to create incredible imagery. I understand, today even he does Orton work digitally. I don't think he was trying to be pure. And my whole point is to emphasize how good the work is considering it was done with slides. I think the compositions, regardless of some manipulations, and the large body of work, is the best I have seen on the net in terms of abstract-like work.