Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edward Weston

1.Edward Weston got his first camera for his 16th birthday. A year later he showed off his photos at the Chicago Institute. In 1906 he moved to California to start his photographic career. Then in 1910 Weston opened a photographic studio in Tropico California. Edward also wrote for magazines with his partner Tina Modotti. In the 1930's he started to use large format cameras. This made the photos appear sharper. In 1937 Edward Weston was the first photographer to get a fellowship. Weston took his last picture at Point Lobos State. Weston had parkinson's disease and passed away in 1958. By the end of his career his published two books and created some colored photos.

2.Some of Edward Weston's famous photos were "Peppers #30," "Dunes Oceano," and "Nude, 1936." His photographic style was very soft and calm. He took photos of the human figure and nature.

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