Woke up this morning to a couple e-mails from people hating me because of the post below about a photo. Apparently, I hate Cumberland and everything it is trying to do culturally. Couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Okay, so calling someone an artsy-farty photographer and insinuating that his work focuses on pictures of dirt was a bit much, I agree. However, it was all in whimsical fashion (and to be fair I never thought anyone would really even read my post). I do apologize to anyone that thought my comments were offensive. It seemed a lot more insulting and “attacking” when I posted it than when I thought of it. I hope that people realize when they make comments like, “stop critiquing and just appreciate” that I am a) definitely appreciating the piece, otherwise I wouldn’t have written “It looks fantastic,” and b) I am allowed to do both. Whether it was meant to be set on someone’s coffee table or published in Time Magazine, I am allowed to criticize (positively or negatively) anything that I want. I’m not “putting my country first” on my little ‘ol website that clearly no one reads…right?
I don’t mind the negative comments! I think this conversation about the photo is doing a great job in promoting Cumberland Goes to War, if anything. I can handle it if you don’t agree with what I have to say! I’m an easy guy to get along with.
Okay, I’m going to go tell people what do to do now and then go in to exile and never show my face in Cumberland, EVER AGAIN! 😛