Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
Others have had that thought too

All I care about these days is painting - photography has never been more than a way into painting, a sort of instant drawing. - Henri Cartier-Bresson, A Propos De Paris by Henri Cartier-Bresson , ISBN: 0821224964 , Page: 12-13.
Sounds like a man trying to escape his past, like Robert Frank (who disliked fame and once sent a friend a stack of prints with a nail driven through them) being forever chained to The Americans. A great photographer for sure, but Bresson sounds a little hollow: 'Thanks for the dollars Photography, bye!' Painting loves to piss on Photography. It's like that poor cousin who drops by unexpectedly, parking his rusty Plymouth Voyager next to the BMWs in your gated community.

Process does matter, but if you judge your work against anything other than what your heart is after (even if it hasn't yet told you what that is) you'll be doomed to making images someone else is too lazy to make for themselves. Maybe that's what you want; each of us have to answer that.