Funny how preferences change over the years. I remember talking with
a photographer's agent at Black Star once, who had tried to market my
shots of Hurricane Carla that I did while it was actually going on
and immediately after. Life's staffers had shown up two days later
when all the action was over, but of course Life printed theirs and
rejected mine. Bondi was her name. I just remembered. Anyway, she
said my pictures, shot with a Rollei, were too sharp and smooth, and
that if I wanted to sell I should shake the camera to cause motion
blur, underexpose and overdevelop on Super XX to get the speed from
100 ASA up to about 800 ASA so as to get grainy and contrasty images
like Robert Capa, and then she could sell all my work.
There was truth in it.