I need one, because I’m certainly not. I am so painfully not a photographer that it’s laughable to think anything creative could possible finds it’s way through my lens. It’s not that photography doesn’t interest me, it certainly does. I’m just not a very sentimental person, so I don’t ever take pictures, nor do I keep them around my house. I appreciate photography as a creative outlet, but I already have several creative outlets that I prefer. On top of all that, I’m a secular Buddhist.
This means I try not to hold on to or live in the past (see: main uses of photography for the laymen), and I try to be present during experiences and enjoy them without thinking about the past or future (won’t find me holding a camera up while I’m at a concert). To give an example, when I went to see Penn & Teller in New York, my girlfriend had to practically beg me to take a picture with them. Penn Jillette is one of my favorite people on the planet, I love him and respect him, and I was going to shake his hand and walk away without a photo. That’s the level of ineptitude I’m at with the whole photography thing.