Thursday, May 14, 2009
Edward Weston Questions
1) He received his first camera when he was 16 years old and was met with great success, his photos being shown at the Chicago Art Institute a year later. He attended the Illinois College of Photography. He was written about for his unconventional methods of portraiture. In 1922, he made the shift from pictorialism (which was popular at the time) to straight photography, when he helped to co-found the Group f/64.
2) He was called the "pioneer of sharp and precise presentation". When he made the shift to straight photography, his works mostly included nudes, still life, and landscape studies.
3) See above.