Studio Theory Week 2: Camera Lucida

A nice article on the book by Roland Barthes here.

“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”
― Gilles Deleuze, Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia

Where is the studium here in the first image ?…and yet its  full of points, punctuation and punctum. And in the one below, many punctum – but where has the studium gone or is  there in some of the tiles,  reinsertion of another kind of punctum, namely time? I wonder does time act as a more diffuse entity than the points of the first punctum that Barthes identifies – perhaps its not a punctum at all, ( this second punctum) perhaps its a kind of time fog that sits just below the surface, or more curiously, is simply waiting to seep out towards (frame dependence) and there is a third kind one of recognition…hold on the modes are extending…barthes gives us some, but how many are there exactly ? Could there be twelve or twenty five ? Can you find others, is there not a whole taxonomy to be discovered in this new ontology of  photography ? What about the wya the image distorts or decenters space by changing how we see scale ??? etc are there others ?