Edward Weston Quotes

Edward Weston Quotes: When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. Following rules of composition can only lead to a tedious repetition of pictorial cliches.
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Edward Weston Quote: Very often people looking at my pictures say, 'You must have had to wait a long time to get that cloud just right (or that shadow, or the light).' As a matter of fact, I almost never wait, that is, unless I can see that the thing will be right in a few minutes. But if I must wait an hour for the shadow to move, or the light to change, or the cow to graze in the other direction, then I put up my camera and go on, knowing that I am likely to find three subjects just as good in the same hour.
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Quotes about Edward Weston: I would say to any artist: Don't be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.
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Quote about Edward Weston: The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process.
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Edward Weston Sayings: The photographer's most important and likewise most difficult task is not learning to manage his camera, or to develop, or to print. It is learning to see photographically
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Edward Weston Saying: In common with other artists the photographer wants his finished print to convey to others his own response to his subject. In the fulfillment of this aim, his greatest asset is the directness of the process he employs. But this advantage can only be retained if he simplifies his equipment and technic to the minimum necessary, and keeps his approach from from all formula, art-dogma, rules and taboos. Only then can he be free to put his photographic sight to use in discovering and revealing the nature of the world he lives in.
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Sayings about Edward Weston: For photography is a way to capture the moment - not just any moment, but the important one, this one moment out of all time when your subject is revealed to the fullest - that moment of perfection which comes once and is not repeated.
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Saying about Edward Weston: To compose a subject well means no more than to see and present it in the strongest manner possible.
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Edward Weston Quotes: The great scientist dares to differ from accepted 'facts' - think irrationally - let the artist do likewise.
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Edward Weston Quote: A photograph has no value unless it looks exactly like a photograph and nothing else.
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Quote about Edward Weston: Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.
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Edward Weston Sayings: My work is never intellectual. I never make a negative unless emotionally moved by my subject.
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Edward Weston Saying: 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.
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Sayings about Edward Weston: My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea, even switch me to different subject matter. So I start out with my mind as free from image as the silver film on which I am to record, and I hope as sensitive.
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