One my greater fears is to one day write or photograph something of a person I know in reality, and it gives life to a version of them that is horrific.
I sometimes feel that photos and written descriptions of people are like shadow versions of the real thing. They are like artful impersonations that become continuously distorted as they run through the fingers of their audiences.
Upon fabrication and release, they take on a life and direction distinct of both the subject and its messenger (writer or photographer).
The shadow version tends dictate thereafter.