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Edward Weston

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To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.

— Edward Weston

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

— Edward Weston

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

— Edward Weston

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I see no reason for recording the obvious.

— Edward Weston

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

— Edward Weston

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

— Edward Weston

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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.

— Edward Weston

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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.

— Edward Weston

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In his journal he declared "these negatives are the most important I have ever done. They had been living apart for sixteen years. "
In early April 1929 Weston met photographer Sonya Noskowiak at a party and by the end of the month Edward Weston was living with him.

It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American and specially Californian approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West. He has been called "one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…" and "one of the masters of 20th century photography. Within a few years however he abandoned that style and went on to be one of the foremost champions of highly detailed photographic images.

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