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

The Transform

When you stand before nature what do you extract? When you stand on the rock what advantage does it give you; you it?
So often, like today, after seeing work by those big names, Sexton today, I ask myself to transform their question like this:

If they had used a recorder and microphone would it be music. If they stood there and recorded using increasing better microphones and recorders would what they did ever be called symphonic?

What is their transform? They took away the color. Is that why they don’t like, can’t see, contemporary photography, much of which requires color?