Trophy shots and other architectural stuff used to be a small but worth doing part of my biz (not claiming to be an actual architechural photographer, and refering proper jobs to a buddy who is). These days, nothing, and my bud's business sucks. I blame the increasingly pedestrian tastes of a nation headed for idiocracy.
I agree. Don't get me started on what people accept as passable photography these days.
I cry that we lose a chunk of our national and societal visual history every time someone's camera phone falls in a toilet....
The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.