Originally Posted by Phantomas
You got old, that's what happened. Everything old is great, everything new sucks. Heard that before. The reason why you had so many "legends" in the past is that photography was not as accessible as it is today. With prolifiration in photography one has to fight a lot harder to stand out. In those days it was easy. Got a camera? Attended an event of significance? You're the man. That is not to dismiss importance or effectiveness of the images of that era, but I'm much more impressed by the reportage photos of modern photographers than those of Capa, for example (no disrespect to Robert).
You had great old photographers, you have great modern photographers. Maybe you should open your eyes a little and look around. Of course they might not be your cup of tea, but that doesn't mean they are less valid.
Everything old sucks and everything new is great... heard that before too. Neither way is accurate, of course.
It's a tough world out there for photographers, same as it has been in the past. So good luck. BTW, I like your B&W images but, frankly, I wouldn't know whether most were shot in 1950 or 2012. Actually, I think that's good, but what do I know... I'm just some old guy.