“When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in, — then for a price, I become a liar, — and a good one I can be whether with pencil or subtle lighting or viewpoint. I hate it all, but so do I support not only my family, but my own work. The latter I will never, not if I starve, make to please others for their price.
–Edward Weston, from the Daybooks of Edward Weston, Two Volumes in One – Mexico and California, page 242.