In particular when someone says "I really like that photo".
"Thank you :)" Then I start to explain how I shot / compiled it, a little story about it. I guess I take my work quite seriously and love talking to people about my work.
This is my passion. Film photography. Not confined by what others want, rules, regulations, guidelines, briefs. Bah ram them. I have done creative things for others in the past, most of the time with much delight.
But. It kind of became a drag when they would say, "can you replicate this persons style?" or "can you change that or this?"
I take my work too personally now for those sort of things. I love to express my creativity my own way.