I got a lot of flak originally for writing with photographs, because the great cliche in photography is that one photograph is worth a thousand words, and photographers are usually dodo birds anyway.
Usually when painters use photographs, they enlarge and copy them and simply make a large, boring painting of a large, boring photograph.
I already know what things look like - I don't want description. People believe in appearances, and I don't believe in appearances at all.
There are those photographers who have made a whole career doing commercial work but have never had a museum show, and then there are others who've only had museum shows but couldn't survive for five seconds in the real world of photography. But I've done absolutely everything.