Photon corrosion is work that takes the photographic self portrait towards a recognition frontier. In Photon corrosion the subject – the photographer – is rendered simplified, synthesised, to a point nearing un-recognisability, or perhaps nearing a simplification that can only be virtual. The questions raised become particularly incisive when the spectator is informed that the proof of this corrosive lighting is established, is cased, is situated, within the boundaries of conventional portrait photography. Where are we? Approaching a dual nature, also of the photon , the elementary particle considered simultaneously a particle and a wave.