Instead of experiencing our being, we behold it from outside as spectators of images projected on the surface of the retina.
Susan Sontag(...) writes, for instance, of a "mentality wich looks at the world as a set of potencial photographs"(sontag, p.7) and argues that "the reality has come to seem more and more what we are shown by camera"(ibid, p. 16), and that "the omnipresence of photographs has an incalculable effect on our ethical sensibility. By furnishing this already crowded world with a duplicate one of images, photography makes us feel that the world is more available than it really is." (ibid, p.24)
in The eyes of the skin -Architecture and senses, Juhani Pallasmaa