As a photography enthusiast, chances are you’ve run into someone like this guy. The guy who likes to brag about all his expensive equipment while belittling everyone else’s choice in gear. The guy who genuinely thinks having an expensive camera makes him a better photographer than anyone else in the room (and he’s almost always embarrassingly wrong about this).
If you’ve ever heard about this special kind of photographer, or seen one live in action, you’ll really appreciate this clip from the television show, Veep. When an especially obnoxious man, played by Timothy Simons, confronts an event photographer, questioning him as to why he’s shooting with a Canon 5D instead of a 1D, the annoyed event photographer quickly turns the passive aggressive insults back onto the offender.
Fun Fact: Timothy Simons, who plays the jerky photographer in the clip above, is actually a humble amateur photographer in real life. His dad was a professional photographer and Timothy now owns a collection of his father’s film cameras–all of which he knows how to use. He told the AV Club, “I’m not a great photographer, but I really do love it.” You can see some of Simons’ work on his website, ElevatedTrain.com.
[ via Reddit ]