Not an original thought, but it resonated when someone else said it: Everything has already been photographed.
Which is to say, every good photo has already taken.
I fear sometimes that this is true. I also fear a corollary of this statement: Every good sermon has already been preached.
Can you make an original photograph? Can you preach an original sermon? Has someone somewhere fully exegeted every single passage in holy Scripture? Is there anything new to say?
In both cases, I think the challenge is more spiritual than creative. Or maybe that’s just saying the same thing …