It may not be a perfect copy, but in photorealism painstaking efforts are used to get it as close as possible. If it’s good it will only be imperceptibly imperfect. That’s why these pieces take so long to produce.
The part you might be missing is the part in the story where I talk about what other forms of art bring to the table that photorealism doesn’t. The fact that a piece is an imperfect copy does not make up for the fact that it lacks creativity and fails to evoke any emotion in the viewer.
That’s the main point.
However, I do admit that there are some positives to photorealism that I do not discuss here.
Does that make sense Aaron?