Cecil Beaton — English Photographer born on January 14, 1904, died on January 18, 1980

Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970... (wikipedia)

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
San Francisco is perhaps the most European of all American cities.

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