From the publisher:
“Few photographers have created such a legacy as . After a decade of successfully making photographs with painterly soft-focus techniques, Weston became the key pioneer of the school of precise and sharp presentation, dubbed "Straight Photography.
"His photographs are monuments of sensual realism, perfectly composed images of stillness that sear with passion and intensity. Whatever the subject, be it a vegetable, landscape, shell, or naked body, Weston’s lens captures the essence of its life force, the fundamentals of its form.”
This philosophy is the foundation of Weston’s legacy, later writing, “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, n.d.). This book provides an overview of Edward Weston’s prolific five-decade career.
height 27.4cm | width 21cm | 252 pages | hardcover
American photographer Edward Weston (1886-1958) is known for his landscapes, nudes and natural forms. His imagery has helped revolutionise photography to become an important component of modern art.