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What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don't sell anything. ---->>>

A lot of my work comes from my life experiences. ---->>>

I don't know, the older I get, the more complicated I think I get, which is a hindrance. ---->>>

I just love photographing. I don't do it for anyone else. ---->>>

We all take from our artistic endeavors what we as individuals need, to make the process unique and fulfilling to ourselves. ---->>>

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera. ---->>>

The darkroom is just the means to an end. ---->>>

In front of the camera I look and I see visually what I've created. ---->>>

I think all photographers fit their vision to their personality. ---->>>

The gallery is generating work for the masses. ---->>>

I don't need the money I generate from photography to support myself. ---->>>

The great thing about this thing we call art is that it has no rules. ---->>>

You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished. It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak. ---->>>

I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel. ---->>>

No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera I don't think I would get the same thing out of it. The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone. It is the important essence of what I do. ---->>>

As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance. ---->>>

Any nude is a something you setup in front of the camera. ---->>>

I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me. ---->>>

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought. I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives. ---->>>

I'm not photographing the model in the classic sense; the model is playing a part in my photographs. It's more like theater. I always work with models I know, and I let them participate in deciding how to act their part. ---->>>

I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting. ---->>>

Galleries, and they're all the same, and rightly so, they sell work. ---->>>

I felt no pressure that my grandfather was famous and my uncle was famous. ---->>>

I was always confident in my art and in myself as an artist. ---->>>

My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was. ---->>>

My surprises come usually once I start rolling and photographing. ---->>>

That's not to say that some day I won't go outside again, but I'm having a great time working on this process. ---->>>

Uncle Brett had a definite vision that he was after, I don't think having a famous father affected him much. ---->>>

Well, now I'm an old photographer and I still don't sell. ---->>>

I didn't want to travel. I didn't want to leave my family. I heard all these stories from Dad about not having Edward around when he was young, and I didn't want that to happen. ---->>>

I don't think at that time I realized how important it was and how important it was for me to be here and carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer. ---->>>

If no one wants to jump into a Kim Weston and drive it down the street. That's fine with me I don't care. I know my work is good and I know it's serious work. ---->>>

If you're not going to tell something if you're not going to expose something it's real easy to go in and photograph from behind the camera and not expose any of your weaknesses. ---->>>

It doesn't matter what you do, as long as you're fulfilling that inner need, and for me the need is more the process than the finished product. My photographs are stories of the process. ---->>>

To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer. It is those ideas, working with them, formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper, photographing them and then going on to the next step. ---->>>

Biography

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Nationality: American
Born: 05-30, 1953
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Occupation: Photographer
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Kim Weston (born December 20, 1939) is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna. In the 1960s, Weston scored hits with the songs "Love Me All the Way" and "Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)", and with her duet with Marvin Gaye, "It Takes Two". (wikipedia)