After reading Weston's quote (and I am not a newbie!), there is pause for reflection on how acerbic he would doubtless wax over current trends in photography e.g. the decline of film and visualisation so important in grassroots photography, how rare now is the revel of working in a darkroom, and how traditional celluloid photography built upon solid foundations of knowledge and experience has been usurped by the automation of computers, seemingly to the pleasure and agreement of the instiable masses. Even light meters are considered a novelty to the modern day metrosexual photographer who hangs a digi on his shoulder like one casually totes a Prada bag for a wholesome sense of me-too-ism inclusiveness. Ugh.
.::Gary Rowan Higgins
A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.