I have a new favourite photograph. Though I have not seen it yet.
Previsualization is what photography is about. We lift the camera to our eye, compose, and snap.
That's what I did the other day. My partner and her mother gave eachother a long overdue hug (thank you Covid-19 - not). To be safe they had the seat cushions from the garden furniture shielding their faces.
This scene was both beautiful and extremely sad, for reasons you are all aware of.
I snapped a photo of their embracing. Now it's my favourite photo even though it still sits in my camera, and is yet to be developed.
The photo is now both pre- and post-visualized, I suppose, existing as a picture only in my mind's eye. Until I develop it and it enters the stage of being 'just' a photograph.