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…
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.”
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.
“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.”