Edward Weston – Consulting the rules of composition

“Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.”

Edward Weston

“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating “

Edward Weston was known as one of the photography masters of the 20thcentury. Edward Weston legacy includes several thousand carefully composed ,and printed photography using natural landscapes. Such forms as artichoke, shells, and rocks .

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

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

Edward Weston


Edward Weston  March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958

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