Let us start off saying that I, by my own definition, am a photographer. I am by no means a particularly talented practitioner of my tool, but it is my tool of choice nonetheless, and I have spent countless hours and shutter-snaps using and learning it.
I do not consider myself to be an Artist.
This is not to say that all photographers are not Artists; but only to note that I, personally, am not. I create nothing. Though I can expand and use effectively concepts created by others, I have little creative talent of my own. An Artist makes; I do not. What I do is merely to SEE Art, to see beauty, and elegance in the world around me. I try then to show those around me the beauty and... soul? energy? chi? I know not what to call it... that I see surrounding me, to show them that everywhere, all around them is art. I want people to see what I feel to be beautiful, in hopes that the beauty will make them happier. May