If you’ re a photographer, there’ s no escaping the influence of this photography world, or the implications of the words quoted above. Of course, when I say ‘ photographer’ I mean ‘ artist working with photography’. The anecdotal evidence suggests that that’s a distinction that photographically inclined artists continue to have to make. If you tell someone at a party that you’ re painting, they rarely assume you mean the house-decorating kind of painting–or, at least, context will allow them to determine how likely that is. But if you tell the same audience that you’re taking photographs, they’re certain to think of almost every other activity, except art.