Thursday, January 29, 2009

Edward Weston

Edward Weston, an American photographer, was born on March 24th, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. On March 24th, 1886, Weston recieved his first camera, a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2, for his sixteenth birthday. He then began taking photographs, and the Chicago Art Institute later exhibited his photographs in 1903. By 1906, Weston new that he wanted to pursue a career in photography, and moved to California to focus more on his work. He Married and divorced Flora May Chandler, with children Edward, Theodore, Laurence and Cole. He was usually seen capturing pictures with an eight by ten inch view finder when in the more serious times of his career. Weston was stricken with Parkinsons and therefore created his last photographs in 1948, and later passed away on January 1st, 1958 at age 71. The photo of the peppers are intriguing because they almost resemble a person. The curves in the pepper, the angle, and the lighting give it an interesting style, and create a sense of abstract art.

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