pQm photo Quotable mondays 10-11-10

Edward Weston in the following quote stresses that photography shows the personality of the photographer as much as any other art form. This revealing of personality is seen in composition, in subject matter, in processing decisions. As you look at the collected works of photographers you learn about them and how they see life. Our work reveals the story of us and how we see the world.

Our sensibilities today are not fooled by the novelty of the camera process; modern men clearly feel the individual personality of each of the authors of different photographs, although made at the same time and in the same space. We feel the personality of the photographer as clearly as that of the painter, draughtsman, or printmaker. Actually, camera and darkroom manipulations are a technique, like oil, pencil, or watercolor; and, above all, the means of expression of human personality. – Edward Weston

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