I have a simple question that has been turning in my head for some time: Does photonet influence our photos to the better or to the worse? I'm not thinking about technical improvements but changes in terms of "novelty", "aesthetics", choice of scenes, composition, color management etc. I have a clear feeling that since I jointed Photonet, my photos have clearly changed. I have for example discovered that people appear more frequently in the scenes I see and shoot. I have also noticed that I seem to get nearer to the subjects than was the case previously. Theses changes I perceive as positive changes that I think find their origin in advice I have received from friends on Photonet or from benefits I have drawn from visits in numerous portfolios looking at hundreds of photos. On the other hand I also seem to have lost some of what I see as more subtile elements of my earlier shootings. One illustration of these changes is my more and more frequent use of relative strong saturation in colour photos and stronger contrasts in B/W scenes. My photos have become more violent, I would say. These changes I don't necessarily see as positive, but as a result of trying unconsciously to conform to what I perceive as appreciated and noticed on Photonet (whether I succeed or not). Given the obvious American dominance among members of Photonet, does that mean that I am/we are conforming to some kind of cultural dominance here on Photonet or are these changes just dimensions of what objectively are to be considered as more or less universal rules of what constitutes a good photo. Let me underline that my photos are surely not the subject of this threat, but the possible influence of Photonet, that makes us slowly adapt to some kind of common standards, is. Our cultural diversities might be lost in the process.