It is said the camera never lies. This is, of course, complete bollocks.
A far more accurate statement would be, the camera never tells the truth.
From the moment we choose to select this angle rather than that angle, use this lighting over that lighting, to include these elements instead of those elements, we have set about manipulating the final interpretation of the image.
And this is before we begin any post-production editing.
A photograph would be far more accurately described as a story than a representation of reality.
So with this in mind, I decided to explore three different narrative options in Photoshop this morning, with the following result (have the volume on if you wish to hear my dulcet tones):