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Everything we shoot is dated by the clothing styles, surroundings, processing, posing, etc. This we cannot escape. Fads start because someone does something a certain way, and for the time, place and subject, it is totally awesome and it evokes a unique visual and emotional result. Others, as well as the originator, attempt to create the same results, not considering that the specific original file/image was what made it work so well. After we see enough "bad" implementations of a fad, (think selective color, and yes, it CAN work remarkably for some photos) we relegate it to the "don't ever use this again" department and begin to refer to it as a fad that only a non-professional would use, followed by an appropriate shake of the head, and the files the fad bred remain on disc, web and album for posterity. The word classic, to me, represents an image that moves me in spite of, not because of, the dated clothing, surroundings, processing, etc.