“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.”
- Edward Weston
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
Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne. Edward Weston lived from 1886 until 1958. He was known to make the commonplace more wondrous and beautiful. He was one of the pioneers of modern art photography and was a contemporary of greats like Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, […]
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
– Edward Weston
This is the third in my “Photographers That You Should Know About” series – the first was Lange, the second was Strand. Edward Weston lived from 1886 until 1958. He was known to make the commonplace more wondrous and beautiful. He was one of the pioneers of modern art photography and was a contemporary of greats like Paul […]
This is the second in my “Photographers That You Should Know About” series – the first was Lange. Today I’d like to talk about one of my personal favorites and a man whose work I admire to this day – Paul Strand. Paul Strand lived from 1890 until 1976. He was peer to giants like […]
The Internet is abuzz – people are concerned – photography is changing. Kodak is no longer making cameras – or Kodachrome for that matter. Lytro has developed a camera that lets you focus in post. Experts predict that photo journalism as we know it is a dying craft since so-called “citizen journalists” report with their […]