What is a gentleman photographer? Let’s have some definitions.

Gentleman: a man of independent means who does not engage in any occupation or profession for gain

Gentleman farmer: a man who farms mainly for pleasure rather than for profit

Gent is also an adjective, meaning pretty or graceful, in other words gentle (Yin)

Thus, a “gentleman photographer” can be said to be somebody who takes pictures (not necessarily pretty) for the heaven of it — for his own mental, visual and visceral pleasure.

Ladislaus Horatius (composer, philosopher)