Last July I was a speaker at an inter-displinary conference at the University of Oxford. The conference was themed around Deception and my paper looked at the link between photography and truth. The paper is titled: 'Seeing Is Believing: The Capacity of the Manipulated Photograph to Represent Scenes of Mythology and the Supernatural'. The paper explores the capacity of the manipulated photograph to represent scenes of mythology and the supernatural. Can a photograph, which is said to be an index of the real, render a mythical realm into a believable scene? In the paper I look at the history of this kind of photographic practice and link it to my own project Realm.