The idea of photography existed long before the invention of the camera. A primary function of visual arts originates in the desire to create a likeness of someone or something that society deemed worth commemorating. Dating back to cave paintings as well as to Plato’s Cave, according to Susan Sontag and other critics, this human urge to make pictures that augment the faculty of memory by capturing time is at the conceptual base of photography.1 Since ancient times, artists and inventors have searched for ways to expedite the societal desire for an affordable and repeatable picturemaking process. Eventually, they concentrated their technical efforts on how to automatically capture a “truthful” likeness directly formed by light.