It is a discussion about the phenomenon that how an image reveals the appearance of the photographed object and the self-definition of the photographer. In the exhibition, I intend to demonstrate the conversation between the “noumena” of the photographed and the photographer. Through photography, which is adopted as a documentary medium, it becomes possible to interpret the self-perception of one’s own projected existence of the photographed object and the perceptive perspective of the photographer behind the camera. The existence of the photographed is the creation of the Creator, while its quality and appearance represent the sum of the object’s “flesh” and “spirit.” The phenomenological status of definition or ambiguity is thus regarded as the commonly acknowledged name of the object – defined through its essence – or the imagery projection of the perceiver. In the exhibition Thing in Itself, the exhibiting works invite viewers to perceive the responsive interaction among the photographed, the photographer, and themselves without offering any scientific or religious interpretation.