Too often I have tried to explain photography, –why it is important! Old stuff! –necessary twenty years ago, –not now! Photographers who still try to paint with the camera should be dismissed with this advice: “Go buy a brush and paint box — you are not worthy nor strong enough to be a photographer.”
–Edward Weston, (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958)
From the Daybooks of Edward Weston, Two Volumes in One, Mexico & California, page 174.