Recently, I published a post, a very serious post about the psychological manifestation of depression and human-spiraling into the abyss, when it comes to many photographers who photograph human suffering, war, and starvation—they can’t take the guilt of photographing suffering, their own lives turn to hell, and they commit suicide (i.e. Kevin Carter, for example).
I WAS SHOCHED, DISTRAUGHT, DISCOURAGED…disgusted…
Not a single one (redundant for emphasis) of my followers commented, or even liked my very serious blog post. https://smokephotographist.wordpress.com/ …
I have been very sad that no one thought it important enough to read about how some conflict photographers are so overwhelmed with PTSD and Depression, that they commit suicide.
Obviously now, I know my readers prefer to see blog posts of fluff…I.e. Blog posts of pretty pictures. Thus, why bust my ass constructing about serious issues like the Psychological effects of photographic work on the photographer’s psyche. Seems no need for that.
I thought my readers would want to read about important historical photographers. That takes time and research to write about, days of it, but why waste my time, if it is not taken seriously, or even read. There’s no point.
So, for now on, it will be good for me to make pretty pictures, and show those, and stay clear of important historical or philosophical ideas. I fear it would be a waste of everyone’s time.