I met Craig Stevens this year when I took his Intro to Inkjet Printing class at Savannah College of Art and Design (known as SCAD). From the first day, he shared countless stories from his career and life. Sharing anecdotes about the photographers he’s been able to work with either as his mentors or alongsidevia LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/08/photographers-on-photographers-jordan-mount-in-conversation-with-craig-stevens/
I would propose a healthier approach to it is to open your arms up like an embrace and say, this is what photography is, a big tent. It has room for the technical, aesthetic, or edgy fine art, and it also has room for the commercial and documentary.