The completed manuscript for my first book Mental Furniture is contained withing this plastic file.
The article you can see beneath the plastic is Brian Dillon's 2006 essay BANG What Can Photographs of Explosions Tell Us About the Nature of Photography. There will be no epigraph but if there was it would be taken from this essay.
Every photograph of an explosion ('of' is relative here: where or when does the thing really happen?) exists somewhere on the continuum between actuality and symbolism, the instant and its meaningful aftermath. It may be that we can only make sense of the wreckage, not the rupture.