Are you a photographer?

I was answering some interview questions the other day and someone asked me when I first felt like a photographer, when I became part of the “club”. I sat on the question for a couple of days. I can’t say I really feel like I am part of any club. In fact, sometimes I think I might even resent the whole movement. Photography is going through the same thing that urban cycling did a few years ago. There are swarms of young people carrying around vintage cameras and calling themselves photographers, but it is all wrong. It’s fashion and it’s stupid. The “club” is kids taking pictures of said vintage cameras and smoking cigarettes, and I don’t want any part of it.

The thing is, I’m not a photographer, I am just a man who has taken a couple of good pictures, and that’s enough, that’s enough.

—via Highlighted Life