I see no reason for recording the obvious.
Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.