Thursday, August 10, 2017

Edward Weston

 This week 52Frames asked us to be inspired by a famous photographer. I scoured google images and stumbled across the works of Edward Weston.
Weston was born in 1886 and died in 1958 and is well regarded as a master of 20th century photography. He was even awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in the 1930s, a very prestigious award.
Some of Weston's well known photographs were of a variety of subjects: landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, and more. I personally fell for his photographs of succulents - which I have several that were willing to be photographed. 
In the darkroom, Weston worked on the overall exposure and shadows and highlights. He was known for his black and white images with striking lighting. 
Weston achieved this by using "burning" and "dodging" which are two editing techniques I don't often use, but really pushed myself to this week to achieve these edits.
"My work-purpose, my theme, can most nearly be stated as the recognition, recording and presentation of the interdependence, the relativity, of all things ‒ the universality of basic form" -- Edward Weston


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12 thoughts on the matter:

Handmade in Israel said... {Reply}

How beautiful! There are some gorgeous photos here!

Tom said... {Reply}


Claire Justine said... {Reply}

Beautiful shots. Thanks for hosting Tamar :)

Shelbee on the Edge said... {Reply}

Gorgeous photos! I actually am working in an "Inspired by a famous photographer" theme for my upcoming blog post...but from a totally different angle!


Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

WELL DONE!!!! I use the dodge & burn often :)

Mitzi said... {Reply}

For me, it's Ansel his work! These are beautiful images too!

csuhpat1 said... {Reply}

Beautiful pics. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful weekend.

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

I love these photos. Very nice work.

Alexa T said... {Reply}

Gorgeous visions of succulents!! and many thanks for sharing all of these! I have learned new things about photography reading your essay about this famous photographer.
A lovely day and weekend, too!

Bekah said... {Reply}

Bravo!! Stunning, as always! Your talent never ceases to amaze me!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said... {Reply}

Beautiful photography-- great depth andlovely shadows

betty-NZ said... {Reply}

Great job! The monochrome is quite moody.