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BRETT WESTON
[b. 1911 - 1993] American photographer
People are under the illusion that it's easy...Technically, it is complex. You have a million options with equipment to distract you. I tell my students to simplify their equipment. - Brett Weston

The camera for an artist is just another tool. It is no more mechanical than a violin if you analyze it. Beyond the rudiments, it is up to the artist to create art, not the camera. - Brett Weston

The taint of age can be very beautiful. The wreckage of man-made objects is something more beautiful than the new. Rust and weathering adds a patina of . . . well, I call it 'elegant shit' or 'elegant gorp'. - Brett Weston
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Photography is 90% sheer, brutal drudgery! The other 10% is inspiration!! - Brett Weston

Anything more than 500 yds from the car just isn't photogenic. - Brett Weston - Attributed to Brett Weston referring to working with a 10 x 8 view camera. In an interview with David Graham in July 1989 View Camera magazine.

Why don’t you put that old print on the floor and I’ll step on it for you and make it even more vintage. - Brett Weston - to Scott Nichols

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