Foetoss Means – Part 3

So why “Foetoss”? “I get the whole photography and light connection, but what is with the whole light source and verb tense stuff?”

This is my theory in strategy for photography: a vision must be large, almost extravagant, inexhaustible and full of practical, achievable steps to each plateau of success.

Now with my theory published, I will disclose the connection between the studio name and  theory.

My vision is centered on God. From my viewpoint everything I am; everything I have and everything that exists around me has far too much order to happened by random “chance”. I believe that everything about us and around us points to Creative Intelligent Design. Therefore I put “chance” aside as a source of creative power and find no other possibility for  a source of creative power than an intelligent being whom must be far more intelligent than me.

There have been massive amounts of time, money and energy expended to find some or any sign of life within our universe besides our own with no substantial proof in return. This is not intended to be a criticism of anyone who is or has invested their time, money and/or energy into this search. I have many friends who are or have been involved in these searches and I will not offend or slander them in any way.

With an intelligent design by a being more intelligent than I am, responsible for creating the universe can only describe one; God. The center of my photography vision. Now the Greek word “Foe-toss” meaning “of light” means that “Foe-toss” is only possible because of “light”. Direct application to photography, without light there would be no way that we could photograph anything.

How does this tie back to God other than my belief that He created everything and light by which to see it all, He actually is spoken of as light Himself.

“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”

I John 1:1-5


Foetoss Means – Part 2

We were last discussing noun cases from the ancient Greek words “Foetoss” and how that plays into the difference between “Foeotss” and its root word “Foce”.

Allow me to illustrate the difference between the words and how the case changes its use. Pretend that we are making a sand castle on the beach. With all of the shovels and buckets at our disposal to form the castle, our first step will be to level the area where we will build the castle. This is setting the groundwork for a great castle and with a defined area on which we can build; this is our first step which I will name “Foce”. This is the purpose of this root word. It defines a general use or “area” in which the subject must remain to directly pertain for sound and logical communication. Next we fill our buckets with sand and begin building the walls of the castle, which I will name “Foetoss”. So our foundation is “Foce – Light” and our walls are “Foetoss – Of Light.”

The buckets really have nothing to do with the sand castle, but forming the sand. We could do the same with our hands if we had a mind to do so. My point is that the buckets being useful are not necessary to the sand castle. What is necessary is sand of which the foundation consists and the walls also. Therefore it would make sense to say “foundation” equals “sand” and “walls” equal “of sand” just as our Greek words “Foce” equal “light” and “Foetoss” equals “Of light”. They are the same substance, but it is from sand which the walls unformed were taken and now formed as sand castle walls.

So with this illustration, “Foce” and “Foetoss” both belong to the subject of “light”, but “Foetoss” is built on “Foce” just as the walls of the sand castle are built on the sand foundation.

So, this is what “Foetoss” means, “Of light”. Why did I choose the word “Foetoss (Of light)” for a studio name? You will have to come back and read part 3 to know!

Foetoss Means

On some of the blog pages I have written about the purpose, name meaning and what Foetoss Light does. However I have not written anything on the blog discussing the studio name and what it means. So, in case you have been wondering here it is!

“Foetoss” is an ancient Greek word.

You thought that is all I was going to say about a name like “Foetoss Light”? *Grin* If you did then the joke worked. I am just kidding about the joke. I had set-up the post to automatically publish on a specific day, promptly forgetting that I had done so. Please forgive me for the over sight.

“Foetoss” is an ancient Greek word from which we get the word “photography”. However, I would like at this time to add linguists believe that the Greek word “Foetoss” comes from the root “Foce”. “Foce” means “light”. “Foetoss” literally translated means “Of light.”

“Foetoss” in the ancient Greek is a noun, but not an ordinary noun. This noun has a case which predicates the meaning of the Greek sentence. Much like when we conjugate  verbs “ran” versus “run”, this Greek noun case points not just to the subject “light” but the action of the “light” because the case is a “genitive” case. In other words, this light is actively producing something and the source’s production is the subject instead of light alone.

So you ask “How do we get ‘photography’ from ‘Foetoss’ and ‘light’ from ‘Foce’ and they both mean the same thing?” “Foetoss” and “Foce” really do not mean the same thing because “Foetoss” builds on the meaning of “Foce”.

This post has already come to 500+ words, so I will finish the post and make it at-least 2 parts. Please return to read the next post as its second post will be published on this following Friday, June 1st!