"It was as though the things of everyday experience had been transformed for Weston into organic sculptures, the forms of which were both the expression and the justification of the life within. The exhilarating visual power of Weston's work is the product of a deeper achievement: He had freed his eyes of conventional expectation, and had taught them to see the statement of intent that resides in natural form."
Am I going to pull a Weston? Quit my job as an Akron Wedding Photographer, move to Mexico, and live a bohemian lifestyle with a bunch of other weirdo artists? Not unless Ash grows a wicked unibrow (Weston hung out with Frida Kahlo...). But looking at his work reminds me of what is most important in a photograph: The subject. If it is a wedding photograph, it's the bride and groom. If it is a family photograph, it's the people in the family. The background, props, funky effects...should all play second fiddle to the "intent that resides in natural form".
PS Here's a couple of Weston's photographs. He led a pretty fascinating life. Read more about it here.