sarahalyse asked: Fuck yeah on the "tools" front. On the flipside, there's that story about a socialite telling a photog "I love your photos, you must have a marvelous camera." Instead of appreciating the compliment, even if slightly misguided, he eats the dinner she prepared and says, "You must have a marvelous oven." ALSO MISSING THE POINT. Talent matters more than tools, but artists love to geek out over the tools we choose. Why be offended when someone notices we've chosen well?
When I first got my G12, I took some portraits that I liked a lot of one of my bandmates and showed them to his dad (a photographer!) who responded, “yeah, that’s a really nice camera.” It is a nice camera, but I sure felt pretty deflated after he said that.