A Hidden bias I’ve discovered within photographers is this: it is often said that if you shoot a photo of somebody else’s artwork, it is a very little artistic worth. For example, let us say that you’re walking around the San Francisco mission district and you see a piece of street art that you love. You photograph it. But inherent in that, you have identified something that you found worthy to be photographed, you select the exposure of the photo, and you decide whether to shoot it in black-and-white. This is all a creative act.
Now , there is certainly a hierarchy of things. I actually do think that there are certain things that we do which are more creatively innovative than other things. But, ask yourself whether you’re aiming for originality, or just having fun and being creative for the sake of being creative.