Photographer or “Image maker”?

If I don’t use a camera, I can’t be a photographer.

A few years ago I photographed a paper plane and the shadow of a jet plane cut from paper, and put together with Photoshop the two images to obtain this:

Something photographic

Today, without ever touching a camera or a piece of paper, but instead only using Apple Motion and a bit of photo retouching, I created this:

Something Apple Motion-y

Makes me wonder on the meaning of “photographer” nowadays.

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