If I keep to the photos, people say ‘ooh, nice photo!’ and I get left like I’m feeling left out, even though I objectively know that this utterly isn’t the case. If I open my mouth and say something I feel like a pretentious prick.
Art is subjective!
Only you can interpret something!
Everybody else’s opinion is invalid!
I feel pretentious because of the above: To me, art is utterly subjective. One person’s masterpiece is another person’s kitsch rubbish, and it isn’t for one person to tell another ‘this is so.’ In the telling you destroy the art. You reduce it to a ‘take it or leave it’ level and remove all self-gained insight.