I didn't realize until this second that the aspect of transition from physical film to online file is very important to how I think about my photos. The physical (and therefore destructible) becoming immaterial, eternal digital ephemera is... significant to me. It makes pictures into an abstraction of themselves, just as they are abstractions of the world. It's me making a statement. But taking a picture is both an assertion and a response.
I will never figure anything out.