It's always bothered me to hear photographers say things like: “there's beauty in everything” and “inspiration is everywhere.”

There are individuals who dedicate their lives to the craft of photography. Many of them are full of faux-inspiring quotes about painting with light and whatnot. Some suggest that great art can be made by doing something as simple as photographing a crack in a wall. An argument can be made once in a while, sure. But if beauty was purely subjective (it's not), anyone anywhere could have an endless stream of inspiration to create. Not nearly everyone does. Thus, to preach that “it's not what you look at, it's what you see” is not always insightful or advantageous to all.

There are times you simply can't expect to be able to create something out of nothing.