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I think all photographers fit their vision to their personality.
– Kim Weston
The great thing about this thing we call art is that it has no rules.
What I had to prove was that I had a dedication and a desire and a passion to do the work and everything else would fall in place because I have a vision that I want to portray and it did and I do it. I don’t sell anything.
Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me.
In front of the camera I look and I see visually what I’ve created.
A lot of my work comes from my life experiences.
If no one wants to jump into a Kim Weston and drive it down the street. That’s fine with me I don’t care. I know my work is good and I know it’s serious work.
If you’re not going to tell something if you’re not going to expose something it’s real easy to go in and photograph from behind the camera and not expose any of your weaknesses.
Galleries, and they’re all the same, and rightly so, they sell work.
I just love photographing. I don’t do it for anyone else.
I tried painting for a short time and realized that I was not a child prodigy at painting.
I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes and all that stuff for years and years. Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it in the studio and never have to travel.
You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished. It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak.
No matter how fast I could do it with the digital camera I don’t think I would get the same thing out of it. The passion I have for formulating an idea stands alone. It is the important essence of what I do.
We all take from our artistic endeavors what we as individuals need, to make the process unique and fulfilling to ourselves.
Any nude is a something you setup in front of the camera.
As an artist you have to have a certain amount of arrogance.
My surprises come usually once I start rolling and photographing.
To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer. It is those ideas, working with them, formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper, photographing them and then going on to the next step.
Growing up, I didn’t give my grandfather’s photography a second thought. I wasn’t involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives.
The darkroom is just the means to an end.
I don’t need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
Well, now I’m an old photographer and I still don’t sell.
The gallery is generating work for the masses.
I don’t know, the older I get, the more complicated I think I get, which is a hindrance.