years ago i showed some of my work to aaron siskind at the request of a teacher i had ...
he told me to throw away my camera and i was wasting my time.
then he gave me a poster, wagged his finger at me told me never to make photographs like him, EVER
its been 24 years. i never threw away my camera and i have made it a point never to copy him .... EVER.
he was kind of a jerk ..
Ouch! I believe Weston had a hard time when showing his prints to Stieglitz. Thank God he didn't drop the camera. If it's any consolation, I think Siskind is the poor man's Callahan.