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Edward Weston Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Edward Weston

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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.
- Edward Weston

I see no reason for recording the obvious.
- Edward Weston

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.
- Edward Weston

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

 

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

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

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

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

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.
- Dorothea Lange

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more
control over my own medium than I did over photography.
- Ben Shahn

I love photography.
My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday.
- Sarah Sutton

I just love the world of photography.
- Brooke Burke

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.
- Bill Wyman

Your photography is a record of your living,
for anyone who really sees.
- Paul Strand

I've got a great collection of photography.
- Elton John

In the world of photography, you get to share a captured
moment with other people.
- James Wilson

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

Photography is about light and what it does and how
it is captured on a piece of negative.
- Matthew Modine

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things,
but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.
- Syd Barrett

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer -
and often the supreme disappointment.
- Ansel Adams

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery,
such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
- Galen Rowell

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances,
but nothing is what it appears to be.
- Duane Michals

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it
becomes more real than reality.
- Alfred Stieglitz

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

Light makes photography.
Embrace light.
Admire it.
Love it.
But above all, know light.
Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
- George Eastman

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
intuitive observations of the natural world which may
have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
- August Sander

I was an artistic dilettante for a while,
in photography and collage and the visual arts.
- Thomas Wilson

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

The other great development has been in photography,
but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
- Sol LeWitt

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else.
I can see that.
- Steven Soderbergh

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons
when you can see the weather coming and going,
which lends itself to photography.
- Graeme Le Saux

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural.
Most of my photography is of architecture.
- Parker Stevenson

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.
It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with
personal interpretation equals photography.
Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't,
the thing collapses.
- Arnold Newman

In my photography, color and composition are inseparable.
I see in color.
- William Albert Allard

Photography is a small voice, at best,
but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith

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

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot
be used in heaven and in hell.
- Edvard Munch

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.
And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
- Edward Steichen

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing,
and which is true.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it.
I think photography will always be chemical.
- Annie Leibovitz

My use of the medium - photography -
is in some ways traditional.
- Andres Serrano

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame.
When you put four edges around some facts,
you change those facts.
- Garry Winogrand

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic
sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film,
but it's a photography collage.
- Val Kilmer

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect
on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record.
- Archibald Philip Primrose

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching,
of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever...
it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
- Aaron Siskind

There is only you and your camera.
The limitations in your photography are in yourself,
for what we see is what we are.
- Ernst Haas

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

I went into photography because it seemed like the
perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
- Nigel Dennis

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
- Alberto Korda

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -
that was one of my favorite things about it,
and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
- Diane Arbus

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall


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