Please excuse the rhetorical question, but cruising through old photographs I discovered a number of images that probably would not have been created had I not been visiting an art gallery looking for inspired new creativity.
It is possibly that to be a good viewer one should be prepared to work hard at studying art work that is displayed for our appreciation. This requires some concentration and reflection.
Surely that is what is required to be a creative photographer?
As a photographer I make no claims to being a reportage street photographer, but to my amazement, I occasionally return home with an image or two that sit in that genre.
Being a good viewer requires as much preparation as being a good photographer.
One needs to be “in the zone” before heading out to complete a photographic shoot as much as when one heads out to view and enjoy an art gallery excursion.