1. Edward Westonwas a 20th centuryAmericanphotographer. He’sbeen called one ofthe most innovativeand influentialAmericanphotographers.Over the course ofhis 40 yearphotography careerhe photographed avery expansive set ofsubjects, includinglandscapes, stilllifes, nudes,portraits, etc…
2. A lot of Weston’s imagesraise to the level ofpoetry, he took small andsimple things such as thispepper, andphotographed it in a waythat looks exquisite to theeye. He once said.“Anything that excites mefor any reason, I willphotograph; notsearching for unusualsubject matter, butmaking the commonplaceunusual.”
3. He was very passionateabout his work and was avery strong believer incomposition. He is a veryinspiring photographer,not only because hephotographed manysubjects successfully butbecause his photos speakto you, they are commonthings to the eye, butshow something our eyesmight miss.
4. “Photography suits the temper of this age- of active bodies and minds. It is a perfectmedium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker whowould be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and actsdecisively, accurately.”