Landscape photography, architectural photography, and advertising photography all create representations that affect our experience of travelling in scenic areas, going on city breaks, entering buildings or decorating our living rooms to fit with home magazines. Is this really how they look, feel and are? Was that what the photograph showed? The interweaving of photographically reproduced reality and the experienced reality may be observed in other areas too. What do photographs of space mean for our experience of our humble place in the solar system? What does internet-mediated photos of our uncle's new apartment mean for our family relations? What does an arthroscopy mean for our experience of the body?

Photography has a special ability to recreate representations of the space of reality, so that they are perceived as realism. As the above-mentioned examples show, there will always be a dichotomy between the perceived space and its fictionalized photographic counterpart. When we as viewers still have a tendency to equate the two forms of experience, this is because photographic representations of space are a part  of our experience of space. In other words, the photographically reproduced space and the experienced space are interwoven phenomena.

Throughout its history, photography has been used to document space. Typically, the photograph focused on objective reproduction. But what happens when you want to show the three-dimensional space in a flat two-dimensional medium? Are photographers, through their practices of identifying new and different ways of thinking and representing space, helping to develop our understanding of the surrounding space?