I think that Humanity has proved that competition can be very healthy, and that when the highest standard becomes the average, the new high standard becomes exceptional. If human history continues to progress on these kind of lines, we will end up in a good place, and I see this for the history, relating to the present state of course, of photography.
To be honest, I don’t see any issue with the current rise of amateur photographer doesn’t matter of fact, I’m very enthusiastic about it. I don’t think that there should be any issue, and I think that current photographers are far too threatened. Not saying that there isn’t any reason to be threatened, of course. I just think that the best way to respond to threats is to move forward and progress, not to try to stifle the threats. Instead of trying to make other people worse, or limit then, the thing is to make yourself better. To adapt. I think that this is essential, however a lot of people that I know in the photography scene don’t. Instead, they blame Filter apps and things like that, rather than pointing at the fact that they haven’t been progressing at a rate that is expected of them as a professional. If the amateurs become as good as the professionals, what needs to happen is that the professionals need to rise to the occasion to get even better. I hate this sense of entitlement, that people who are at the top think that they deserve to stay at the top even if they’re not earning their place there. In fact, this is the kind of poor behavior that, if reinforced, keeps Society for moving forward as it should. Because the system is built to move forward based on the best ideas, not to protect the mediocrity of somebody who used to be the best.