Edward Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois, in 1886, and began his career as a door-to-door portrait photographer in 1906.
Edward Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois, in 1886, and began his career as a door-to-door portrait photographer in 1906. After a spell in Mexico City during the early 1920s-where he ran a studio with Tina Modotti-he moved to California and commenced the work for which he is most famous: close-ups of nature.
Helen Charis Wilson (/ˈkɛərɪs/; May 5, 1914 – November 20, 2009), was an American model and writer, most widely known as a subject of Edward Weston's photographs. Charis Wilson was born in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Harry Leon Wilson and Helen Charis Cooke Wilson. Her father wrote popular fiction, including the bestselling novel Ruggles of Red Gap, which was later made into a movie.
Of her first encounter with Weston's photographs of the nude, Charis writes: "Nothing could have been farther from "Art Poses" than Edward's nudes, and I was fascinated by their strong individuality as body portraits. At first I had the same trouble with the peppers, dead birds, and eroded planks-I couldn't get past the simple amazement at how real they were. There is a desire to draw near, and a distant, unknowable sense of sculpture; a reflection of universal rhythms, revealing the "vital essence of things. In his Daybook dated December 9, 1934, Weston wrote: "The first nudes of C. were amongst the finest I had done, perhaps the finest.
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During their 11 years together, Ms. Wilson wrote the grant application that earned Weston a Guggenheim Fellowship - he was the first photographer to receive one - and she drove the car during his explorations of the West.
Photograph of Edward Weston by Cole Weston. In 1923 Weston moved to Mexico City where he opened a photographic studio with his apprentice and lover Tina Modotti. Many important portraits and nudes were taken during his time in Mexico. It was also here that famous artists; Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco hailed Weston as the master of 20th century art. After moving back to California in 1926, Weston began his work for which he is most deservedly famous: natural forms, close-ups, nudes, and landscapes.
Автор: Weston, Edward Newhall, Nancy Название: Edward weston& book of nudes Издательство: Yale . Описание: Edward Weston& classic images are among the best-known examples of midcentury American photography.
Описание: Edward Weston& classic images are among the best-known examples of midcentury American photography.
The nude was always a primary subject for Edward Weston, beginning in his early pictorial period and continuing .
The nude was always a primary subject for Edward Weston, beginning in his early pictorial period and continuing until his last years of active work. Lee Friedlander's photographs of women in their birthday suits leave me cold, but they invite comparison with Edward Weston's classic black and white nudes.