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Edward Weston - Quotes

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Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately. ---->>>

Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be. ---->>>

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk. ---->>>

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. ---->>>

There is nothing like a Bach fugue to remove me from a discordant moment... only Bach hold up fresh and strong after repeated playing. I can always return to Bach when the other records weary me. ---->>>

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection. ---->>>

I see no reason for recording the obvious. ---->>>

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. ---->>>

I was extravagant in the matter of cameras - anything photographic - I had to have the best. But that was to further my work. In most things I have gone along with the plainest - or without. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: March 24, 1886
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois
Die: 01-01, 1958
Occupation: Photographer
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Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was a 20th-century American photographer. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography." Over the course of his 40-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies (wikipedia)