Sunday, December 9, 2012

Edward Weston, Nude, 1925, Platinum Print, 71/2" X 91/2"

                                         Nude, 1925, Platinum Print, 71/2" X 91/2"
                                                                  -Edward Weston

Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 - January 1, 1958) He began photographing at the age of 16 after receiving a Bull’s Eye #2 camera from his father. In 1908 Weston attended the Illinois College of Photography in Effingham, Illinois. He completed the 12-month course in six months and returned to California. Between 1927 and 1930, Weston made a series of monumental close-ups of seashells, peppers, and halved cabbages, bringing out the rich textures of their sculpture-like forms. In 1936 marked the start of Weston’s series of nudes and sand dunes in Oceano, California, which are often considered some of his finest pieces.

 "I am stimulated to work with the nude body, because of the infinite combinations of lines which are present with every move,"
                        -Edward Weston .
"Is love like art - something always ahead, never quite attained,"
-Edward Weston
“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.”
      -Edward Weston

This picture is abstract, in black and white showcasing the human body (only a portion) - making a great addition to my exhibit. 

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