WHY DO PHOTOGRAPHERS HAVE SUCH LOW SELF-ESTEEM?

Question:

“I became a photographer because I cannot draw”

This is BS. But a lot of photographers say this.

My thought:

Most photographers are just painters with low self esteem and ego.

For example Henri Cartier Bressson: started off as a painter, and later gave up the camera. Why? My theory:

He was a closet painter, who secretly wanted to be a painter the whole time … but unfortunately became “too good” at photography.

If we look at the work of HCB, he was enamored by painting and painters. Ultimately we cannot see HCB as a guide because he never truly believed in photography. He was like the Plato for photography.

Better guides

Richard AVEDON. Handsome, great with people, and belief in the camera.

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