"... [I don't care] a stuff about message; there's nothing left in [my] life worth saying. Like [my] photography, [my] best has long been done."
Nifty editing Isaac, and if only it were just particularly
Sadly, I was not thinking much about myself, but of the wider picture (to keep it in easy context for you).
Personally, yes, repetition is ever with one - it's because none of us has unlimited imagination despite the false promise that one does. And on the broader issue of the rest of the snapping world, show me anyone, pro or am, who's currently doing something valuable and
original; that is, is not simply working a derivative of the past efforts of others. Remember the giants on whose shoulders etc. etc.
Those giants came and left - many, many years ago, Isaac. They coloured all of us. That's one of the reasons I'm so vociferous in trying to dissuade neophytes from taking up sponsors and gurus; the damage will come along soon enough, all by itself.