Don’t Kill the Messenger.
I am often the recipient of negativity, hateful comments, and even threats. I heard that if you challenge someone’s reality they will fight in order to maintain the status quo. When I was a musician I noticed that many of my contemporaries were more concerned with the gear they owned instead of what they could do with it. This was primarily guitarists that I refer to. I was a Bassist when the Electric Bass was still an infant so my peers were guitarists and drummers. When I moved to Harmonica I was surprised that this mentality didn’t afflict only Guitarists. Harmonica players were just as guilty. About a year ago I started an extended hiatus from music in order to concentrate on Photography. To my surprise I found the same disease festering in the film community. They would talk about how the Film community was all inclusive and in the same breath call digital shooters “Chimps”. If you are not familiar with the Term Chimp or Chimping I assure you that it is derogatory.
I am one to speak my mind with very little regard for how others feel about me. I also don’t open my mouth unless I am sure that I am correct. This is evident from my questioning of the “Fujifilm Freezer” hypothesis cited in my Blog titled “The Fujifilm conspiracy continues“. After posting that I received negative comments from several podcasters and Bloggers that Disagreed with me. Some even turned on each other before it was all over. I had a commenter accuse a well-known blogger of being bribed by Fuji to write a piece questioning the Hypothesis. That post was titled “Fujifilm: put down your pitchforks, it’s survival of the fittest” Some of you may be familiar with an Anonymous Blogger calling himself EM. EM Writes this post and the film c
Don’t Kill the Messenger simply because he Actually expects a citation.