"[…] shooting the banal is nothing new. There’s a conceit among photographers that a good photographer can elevate the everyday into the picturesque through sheer force of will. Not only does a good photographer notice photos in scenes the rest of us overlook, but he or she can convert those visions into something special. Whether it’s Weston’s peppers or Groover’s silverware, the everyday scenes of Backhaus and Kawauchi, or the popularity of Instagram, that idea has been been with us forever. In fact I’d argue that it’s the dominant aesthetic in art photography today as measured by any number of juried exhibitions."