What does it take to push a farmer to this point? The point where, fed up of thousands of disrespectful photographers, wannabe “influencers” and narcissistic tourists, they feel the only way to get them to stop damaging their business and property, is to damage those people’s photographs?

I guess those visiting the lavender fields of Valensole, Provence, in the south of France, just found out.

I write this, obviously, with a slight tinge of irony – after all, I am a photographer myself so I’m speaking to my own failures too. That said, the growing trend I’ve witnessed over the years has taken some photographers and Instagram users to a new level when it comes to lacking common courtesy and respect.

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