As such there's nothing wrong with some adverts in photo magazines but what invatiably rattles me are the articles that are thinly disguised promotions for certain products, mainly digital stuff these days.
I read an article on digital B&W photo paper and those special grey inks the other day and even in reproduction on the magazine page the sample pics looked rubbish: one without any detail in the shadows, the other one had a strong reddish cast. In stead of admitting this the journalist could only say that both faults lend a certain charm to the pictures. So in these post modern times faults become the norm. In other words: go digital and take bad quality into the bargain. O tempora, o mores.