We have long become accustomed to the rectangle as a typical form of photography; in fact, the image that hits the film or sensor when it enters through the (round) lens would be round. It is only stored in rectangular form by the industrially manufactured film products in standardised formats (such as the classic dimensions of 35 mm film: 24 mm x 36 mm) and thus continues the tradition of the picture on a rectangular canvas. With this knowledge about the discrepancy between the image circle and the standardised recording formats, Hessam Samavatian cast an oval out of latex whose shape corresponds approximately to our field of vision, then coated it with photo emulsion and exposed it in the darkroom with an “empty” photographic circle. The light that is recorded blackens the emulsion—so that the light in the negative appears as a black image circle. The transparency and elasticity of the latex body is reminiscent of an equally flexible gelatine negative as well as of skin, and thus of the human counterpart to the camera—the eye or retina as the image carrier.