Sunday, May 31, 2009

Photographing Rocks

"The world is going to pieces and people like Adams and Weston are photographing rocks!" -Henri Cartier-Bresson (during the 1930's)

At the height of the great economic depression, photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston were taking photographs of the west and southwest United States. Both were criticized by French photograher Cartier-Bresson and others for not including humans and their sufferings in their images. Both ignored the criticisms of the day and produced phenomenal images that will be admired for generations to come.

Weston and Adams did indeed photograph rocks, producing legendary landscape scenes, even when others deemed it an unworthy subject. With a life of commitment to their medium, these two men stayed true to their own photograhic passions.

Even if your photographic style is not the most popular of the day, don't give up on what you love and believe in...





Patricia’s Ponderings

1 comment:

joybug56 said...

LOL Hey Patricia this is "sleepyeyed" from RB but only Joybug56 from my blog. I agree sometimes my work seems as "still" and lifeless as a rock until I get it home download and wa-la...
I have found that snapping other things besides humans if fun and challenging...seeing what kind of shot I can get that will perk the interest of others....sometimes it hits "rock" bottom ... LOL
I have been waiting on you to post and almost gave up and then today...you showed up....
Good to see ya!