Wednesday, May 13, 2009

about Adward Weston photogragh

1. Edward Henry Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and raised in Chicago. He attended Oakland Grammar School and received his first camera, a Bull's-Eye #2, from his father in 1902. He began photographing in his spare time in Chicago parks while working as an errand boy and salesman for Marshall Field and Company. In 1906 Weston traveled to California where he worked as a door-to-door portrait photographer. From 1908 to 1911 he attended the Illinois College of Photography, spending his summers in California working as a printer in photographic studios. In 1923, Weston closed his portrait photography studio in Tropico (now Glendale), California, and move to Mexico, as he wrote in his journal, ―to start life anew.

2. Edward Weston photographing natural landscapes and forms such as artichoke, shells, and rocks, using large-format cameras and available light. His legacy includes several thousand carefully composed, superbly printed photographs. The subtle use of tones and the sculptural formal design of his works have become the standards by which much later photographic practice has been judged. Veggies is one of Edward Weston's more famous photographs.


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