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, who along with Ansel Adams and Minor White were founders of the photography program at the California School of Fine Arts. Thanks to the pioneers of American Photography who gave us all inspiration to pursue our passions.
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“Reaching a ‘creative’ state of mind through positive action is considered preferable to waiting for ‘inspiration'” – Minor White 1950
The above quote goes well with the adage that God helps those that help themselves.
Currently reading The Moment of Seeing – Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts by Stephanie Comer and Deborah Klochko with an essay by Jeff Gunderson. Excellent chronology of the school’s development with historical documentary photos of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Minor White among others as well as photographs from the students and teachers at the school dating from the late 40’s/early 50’s. If you love photography and history seek out this book.
Quote comes from the book.