Weston: Anniversary Today

Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958)

Readings:

  • Abbott, Brett. Edward Weston: Photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005. ISBN 978-0-89236-809-9
  • Alinder, Mary Street. Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2014. ISBN 978-1620405550
  • Bunnell, Peter C. Edward Weston on Photography. Salt Lake City: P. Smith Books, 1983. ISBN 0-87905-147-7
  • Bunnell, Peter C., David Featherston et al. EW 100: Centennial Essays in Honor of Edward Weston. Carmel, Calif. : Friends of Photography, 1986.
  • Conger, Amy. Edward Weston in Mexico, 1923–1926. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1983. ISBN 0-8263-0665-9
  • Conger, Amy (1992).  Edward Weston – Photographs From the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography. Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1992. ISBN 0-938262-21-1
  • Conger, Amy. Edward Weston: The Form of The Nude. NY: Phaidon, 2006. ISBN 0-7148-4573-6
  • Edward Weston : Color Photography. Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1986. ISBN 0-938262-14-9
  • Enyeart, James. Edward Weston’s California landscapes. Boston : Little, Brown, 1984.
  • Foley, Kathy Kelsey. Edward Weston’s Gifts to His Sister. Dayton: Dayton Art Institute, 1978.
  • Heyman, There Thau. Seeing Straight: The f.64 Revolution in Photography. Oakland: Oakland Art Museum, 1992.
  • Higgins, Gary. Truth, Myth and Erasure: Tina Modotti and Edward Weston. Tempe, Ariz. : School of Art, Arizona State University, 1991.
  • Hochberg, Judith and Michael P. Mattis. Edward Weston: Life Work. Photographs from the Collection of Judith G. Hochberg and Michael P. Mattis. Revere, Pa.: Lodima Press, c2003. ISBN 1-888899-09-3
  • Hooks, Margaret. Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary. London: Pandora, 1993.
  • Lowe, Sarah M. Tina Modotti and Edward Weston the Mexico Years. London: Merrell, 2004. ISBN 1-85894-245-4
  • Maddow, Ben. Edward Weston: Fifty Years; The Definitive Volume of His Photographic Work. Millerton, N.Y., Aperture, 1973. ISBN 0-912334-38-X, ISBN 0-912334-39-8
  • Maggia, Filippo.  Edward Weston. New York: Skira, 2013. ISBN 978-8857216331
  • Mora, Gilles (ed.). Edward Weston: Forms of Passion. NY: Abrams, 1995. ISBN 0-8109-3979-7
  • Morgan, Susan. Portraits / Edward Weston. NY: Aperture, 1995. ISBN 0-89381-605-1
  • Newhall, Beaumont (1984). Edward Weston Omnibus: A Critical Anthology. Salt Lake City : Peregrine Smith Books, 1984. ISBN 0-87905-131-0
  • Newhall, Beaumont . Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston. Boston : Little, Brown, 1986. ISBN 0-8212-1621-X
  • Newhall, Nancy (ed.). Edward Weston; The Flame of Recognition: His Photographs Accompanied by Excerpts from the Daybooks & Letters. NY: Aperture, 1971.
  • Pitts, Terence. Edward Weston 1886–1958. Köln: Taschen, 1999. ISBN 978-3-8228-7180-5
  • Stebins, Theodore E., Karen Quinn and Leslie Furth. Edward Weston : Photography and Modernism. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1999. ISBN 0-8212-2588-X
  • Stebins, Theodore E. Weston’s Westons : Portraits and Nudes. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1989. ISBN 0-87846-317-8
  • Travis, David. Edward Weston, The Last Years in Carmel. Chicago: Art Institute, 2001. ISBN 0-86559-192-X
  • Warren, Beth Gates. Artful Lives: Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather, and the Bohemians of Los Angeles. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011. ISBN 978-1606060704
  • Warren, Beth Gates. Edward Weston’s Gifts to His Sister and Other Photographs. NY: Sotheby’s, 2008.
  • Warren, Beth Gates (2001). Margrethe Mather & Edward Weston: A Passionate Collaboration. NY: Norton, 2001. ISBN 0-393-04157-3
  • Watts, Jennifer A. (ed.). Edward Weston : A Legacy. London: Merrell, 2003. ISBN 1-85894-206-3
  • Weston, Edward (1964). The Daybooks of Edward Weston. Edited by Nancy Newhall. NY: Horizon Press, 1961–1964. 2 vols.
  • Weston, Edward. My Camera on Point Lobos; 30 Photographs and Excerpts from E. W.’s Daybook. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1950.
  • Weston, Paulette. Laughing Eyes: a Book of Letters Between Edward and Cole Weston 1923–1946. Carmel: Carmel Publishing Co., 1999. ISBN 1-886312-09-5
  • Wilson, Charis. Edward Weston Nudes: His Photographs Accompanied by Excerpts from the Daybooks & Letters. NY : Aperture, 1977. ISBN 0-89381-020-7
  • Wilson, Charis. Through Another Lens: My Years with Edward Weston. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. ISBN 0-86547-521-0
  • Woods, John. Dune: Edward & Brett Weston. Kalispell, MT: Wild Horse Island Press, 2003. ISBN 0-9677321-2-3

Groover on Technique

JAN GROOVER: Technical prowess? I–I know as much as I need to know and no more. 

I’m interested in seeing the thing. 

I could tell you how a view camera works. I could probably explain it to you, but I only know that from experience. I knew nothing about it before I bought one. I had some wild concept that you could change space, which you can. But once I bought the–once I bought the view camera, everything else was just eyeballing it. 

If the thing doesn’t look the way I want it to look, I’ll try something else.