The Photographer

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by pdh, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    A regular in one of the Flickr groups I inhabit posted this link ...

    Take half an hour out of your day and spend it looking through the eyes of one of the great American photographers:

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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Many thanks for that link Paul, it's made me even more impatient for the weather to ease somewhat so I can get out and about with my new DP2M. At least I don't have to hoist it and a tripod on my shoulder. It's also made me realise that it's not just the rain and gales that are keeping me house bound, but the quality of the light. The whole experience was a wonderful testament to the tonal quality that's to be had in good black and white work, and good to see a Red-necked Phalarope at about 08:26.

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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    The more things change the more they stay the same. Thanks for sharing this Paul.
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  4. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Outstanding! Thank you so much for sharing this, Paul.
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Good to see that Mr. Weston was a cat person. I will come back and view this a few more times. Some great things to think about in here. Thanks for the link.
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  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I liked his groovy boots ...

    Edward (and Brett) Weston were the first photographers whose work I wanted to emulate (I saw their photographs in 1950s "Photography Year Books" that I was given in my teens) ... still do in fact ... did anyone notice :rolleyes:

    it's a lovely little film, though it paints a very straightforward picture of a rather complicated man. the copyright date was 1948 so if that's when it was made he wasn't far off his death and would have been suffering from the effects of Parkinson's.
  7. EasyEd

    EasyEd SC Regular

    Dec 22, 2010
    Hey All,

    I want the car!!

    I especially liked when he said "there are no rules for composition" (or close to it) - what suckers we've all been! :biggrin:

    I also liked where he said that the issue of photography as art had been settled long ago when he was talking about the work of Stiglitz.

    And it was easy to understand why he was excited about seeing what developed in the darkroom!!

    Great find!!

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  8. Lawrence A.

    Lawrence A. SC All-Pro

    Nov 8, 2012
    New Mexico
    I think Edward Weston also said, "To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk."

    One of my heroes.
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks for that Lawrence