Anything that excites me, for any reason, I will photograph: not searching for unusual subject matter but making the commonplace unusual, nor indulging in extraordinary technique to attract attention. Work only when desire to the point of necessity impels – then do it honestly. Then so called “composition” becomes a personal thing, to be developed along with technique, as a personal way of seeing.

April 26, 1930, Point Lobos.

Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition (Aperture Monograph) by Edward Weston (Photographer), Ansel Adams (Contributor), Nancy Newhall (Editor)

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