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JOHN FELIX VACHON
[1914 – 1975] American photographer
One morning I photographed a grain elevator: pure sun-brushed silo columns of cement rising from behind CB&Q freight car. The genius of Walker Evans and Charles Sheeler welded into one supreme photographic statement, I told myself. Then it occurred to me that it was I who was looking at the grain elevator. For the past year I had been sedulously aping the masters. And in Omaha I realized that I had developed my own style with the camera. I knew that I would photograph only what pleased me or astonished my eye, and only in the way I saw it. - John Felix Vachon

One becomes keenly alive to the seeking of picture material. It becomes part of your existence to make a visual report on a particular place or environment. - John Felix Vachon

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