What is happening to ( a part of ? ) professional photography?
Many doubts and questions are emerging in my mind since I joined this forum.
I see very experienced, word class studios, famous photographers talking about their working environment
and the image I have in my mind is like the one I attached here.
For example, at the beginning when I was reading the BC's posts about tethering, softwares etc...
I really thought he was exagerating the all panorama, like if it was a kind of idiosyncrasy of his peculiar personality,
or that he was overstressed by too much work.
But more I read this forum, more I realise that the BC's posts (and others) are actually describing accuratly the
It is a bit scarry to see that at this level of pro, the pressure now seems to be really a big deal.
I don't remember in film age that things where happening in such a way.
Photographers were having fun, now it seems that they paddle 15 hours a day each time for less incomes and more pressure.
What the hell is happening in this profession and in the industry in general?
Remember the Bcooter, Gwhitf, Pschefz, Rob, Tmark's posts and many more and the overall sensation is quite depressing to be honest.
I'm not talking about the inner creativity, but about the changes that have, and are happening in this part of the professional photography
since digital showed-up.
I thought that a respected an established photographer, could at least have owned the privilege to have certain "rights", at least
peace of mind, but your regular posts here are not describing such a situation.
Don't know what would think about all that Avedon in his rest, but it looks that we are far away from pleasures, fun, respect etc...
Some always describes the 60-70' as a golden age for the profession. I have to admit that many times I thought that was
more looking with nostalgy to a remote ideal past and that the reality was not that bad, but my sensation now is changing.
Seems that video is also changing the all game and that you have to do it like it or not.
What the hell is happening?
Like this world is under cocaine and whatever name, experience, and genious you can have, you'll end like these people
on the attached picture.
Is the situation really that bad?