From Ansel Adam’s Biography on his first meeting Edward Weston at Albert Bender’s home:
“After dinner, Albert asked Edward to show his prints. They were the first work of such serious quality I had ever seen, but surprisingly I did not immediately understand or even like them; I thought them hard and mannered. Edward never gave the impression that he expected anyone to like his work. His prints were what they were. He gave no explanations; in creating them his obligation to the viewer was completed.”
I love Weston’s work, but I love his attitude even more; he created for himself.