Source: “…fool’s errand.”
There is so much in this piece which resonates with me. I hadn’t reached the -to me at least – lofty heights of the author before deciding it was not entirely for me.
I don’t really publish anywhere except in social media so my decisions aren’t going to make any significant ripples in the pool. It’s just self-editing. So be it.
I too am sick of the whole Street photo walk, Gear talk scene and I shudder when I hear people describe themselves as “togs”. And I cringe when people show their images with a whole list of technical data as if knowing that would make me like the image more or less. I even eschew captioning.Surely if you have to do that you have lost? Apart from occasionally having a place name and date my pictures travel naked.
I think it was Groucho Marx who said he “wouldn’t want to join a club which would accept him as a member”. So it has become with me. And if that means I die an unknown ( as is more than likely)… It’s been worth it. I traveled, met people and made the images. That’s enough. I didn’t and don’t do it to make friends. If that were the case I’d join a photographic club. Another shudder.
So that’s at least 2 who have quit. And in my case; I’m not expecting anyone to care.