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Edward Weston


PhotoUtopia Intro: I read somewhere that Weston a-likened the
U-bend of a toilet to a womans thigh. I believe the point he was making, was simply that the camera does not know what lays before it, and when taken out of context, objects become merely shape, form and texture, thus one smooth round surface is equal to all others. See also his pepper for more of a sense of the decontextualization.

Wikipedia*Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958), was a 20th century American photographer.
Over the course of his forty-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and specially Californian, approach to modern photography"[3] because of his focus on the people and places of the American West.
In 1937 Weston was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship, and over the next two years he produced nearly 1,400 negatives using his 8 × 10 view camera.

Official Site: http://www.edward-weston.com/
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