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From The Daybooks of Edward Weston. The Daybooks of Edward Weston. We cannot imagine forms not already existing in nature -we know nothing else. Take the extreme abstractions of Brancusi; they are all based on natural forms.

From The Daybooks of Edward Weston – EDWARD WESTON

But photography is not all seeing in the sense that the eyes see. Our vision, a binocular one, is in a continuous state of flux, while the camera captures and fixes forever unless the damn prints fade! In printing we carry on our wilful distortion of fact by using contrasty papers which give results quite different from the scene or object as it was in nature.


This, we must agree, is all legitimate procedure: I never try to limit myself by theories, I do not question right or wrong approach when I am interested or amazed westton to work. I do not fear logic, I dare to be irrational, or really never consider whether I am or not.

This keeps me fluid, open to fresh impulse, free from formulae; and precisely because I have no formulae -the public who know my work is often surprised, the critics, who all, or most of them, have their pet formulae are disturbed. 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 -as a gift from the Gods not to be lightly denied by convention or a priori concept.

The Daybooks of Edward Weston: Two Volumes in One I. Mexico II. California

Our time is becoming more and more bound by logic, absolute rationalism; this is a straitjacket I -it is the boredom and narrowness which rises directly from mediocre mass thinking. And photographers, even those, or especially efward, taking new or different paths should never become crystallised in the theories through which they advance.


Has this sounded like a sermon? I despise, sermons, preachers, so I hope not.

Perhaps I am really talking to myself. I have done some dangerous reasoning at times, but fortunately something beyond reason steps in to save me. All design by PhotoQuotes.

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