My brother builds custom homes, some amazingly beautiful custom homes. To my knowledge, no one has ever said to him, “That’s a beautiful home you built. You must have some really nice tools”.
I have friends who are professional chefs. Again, to my knowledge, I don’t think they have ever heard, “What an amazing meal. You must have some really nice pans.”
Pretty sure that Picasso never heard, “Wonderful painting. You must have some really nice brushes”.
Working as and teaching Graphic Design I have never heard, “That’s a fantastic piece. You must have some amazing software”.
Yet, as a photographer (and my fellow photographers can attest), I regularly hear, “What a great photograph. YOU MUST HAVE A REALLY NICE CAMERA”.
Thank you for the compliment? I think.
– Joe Randeen, 3 Penguins Photography