Exposure in itself doesn’t have any label—the content and the context give it one.
Thus what is being exposed…and what is being exposed to…and the extent to which it is being exposed, and to, all form the complete package, with a label affixed thus.
And for photographers, exposure still has a different meaning. They play by varying the amount of exposure they subject the shot to…and thus roll out not indiscriminate shots, but distinct ones.
In the times when digital cameras were not the norm, it used to be a happening (more so for non-photographers!)—or should we call it a casualty, nothing short of a mishap on those days?! A roll of film, when extracted from the camera (or while still inside the camera the chamber containing the roll was flipped open), faltered and met with exposure, the roll of film would go for a roll as a ball, rendered completely useless!
As are varied colors of life, so are varied the exposures, with and in, their impacts, their meanings in life, which is everything that is relative—absolutely relative.
That is the only label life could be ‘exposed’ to…Absolutely Relative!
June 23, 2012