For the record, Robert Frank lives in Cape Breton.
People who say Cape Breton is so-so photographically, I think are speaking one sort of language, which is the language of perfect vistas and Ansel Adams type pictures. I think Cape Breton definitely offers that, but mostly I think what it offers is an entire world that's different from the ones most of us live with, with different traditions, problems and hopes. I guess I find it really problematic to dismiss a place photographically based on the lack of scenic overlooks. Particularly when that place has spectacular scenic overlooks.
Or in the words of Alexander Graham Bell
"I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all."