Quote...... "......4. Don’t worry about trends. A lot of photographers, especially art students, get caught up in the whole concept of getting things done to be hip and edgy and making these pictures as shocking as they can.” I think that’s just a really lame cop out from photographers who are insecure about their work. Don’t get me wrong. If an artist has a valid reason for making shocking pictures, that’s fine, but don’t do without a good reason. (and, “I want to stand apart from the others and be noticed”., is NOT a good reason). Likewise, there is nothing wrong with “pretty” pictures. Whoever said there was too much beauty in the world? The main point is to know why you are making your photographs....."