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    Quote Originally Posted by mabman View Post
    Generally I favour Weston, although I find Adams' "Moonrise, Hernandez" to be quite striking.

    Beyond that, I've been pleasantly surprised by some of Adams' 35mm and (I think) 4x5 people work (many taken in Los Angeles - can be searched via www.lapl.org and the "photo collections" search drop-down) - many informal, some PJ-like. His national parks work I find very formal and stuffy, but the smaller format work brings out another side.
    I don't know about all of it but the LA work that I have seen was 120 square.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I prefer and choose Weston, even if Adams help me to discover the large format with his books, after I saw a Weston exhibition and read the daybooks, everythings change in my mind...
    Digital is Slow..........Analog is ROCK!!!!

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    I prefer Weston as an artist and Adams as a professor. Adams has done wonders teaching me about photography.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    I cant forget some of the Ansel , some of the Weston photographs. They are being engraved in my mind.
    But Westons nudes are superior to all Adams photography. I prefer men to mountains.

    Umut
    it was Minor White who preferred men another superb photographer streets ahead of Adams. Weston was rather fond of his female models, put another way they were usually his lovers, sometimes wives

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    why does it have to be one or the other? utter than a tile of a thread to create interest.
    I favor Edward's vegetables and find his nudes boring. Ansel has some very lovely work that has been forgotten with the focus being on "grand landscape".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelke View Post
    weston or adams, for me brett weston is the best

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    thanks, i believe you are referring to the sx-70 manipulations. How i miss that film. This isn't too far OT as Ansel did a lot of work for Polariod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ann View Post
    why does it have to be one or the other? utter than a tile of a thread to create interest.
    I favor Edward's vegetables and find his nudes boring. Ansel has some very lovely work that has been forgotten with the focus being on "grand landscape".
    Yes, why does it have to be one or the other?

    Weston because of Weston and Adams because of Adams. I've seen both artist's work and was wowed equally. If there is a leaning in one direction, it would have to be Adams, because my photographic "craft" has improved exponentially because of him. I'm big on Adams because of what he's done for my photography, not because of his landscapes.

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    Bob Dylan or Neil Young?

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    without both of them
    we wouldn't be doing this today .. that said ...
    i'm partial to gomez aadams, more then the others

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