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Great American photographer Edward Weston was born to Alice Jeanette Brett and Edward Burbank Weston in 1886 Weston began his life in Highland Illinois but spent most of his childhood living in Chicago At the early age of five tragedy struck when his mother passed away After her death his sister took on the role of the mother As a child Weston found school to be insufferable Edward Henry Weston Revealing more than the eye sees 2004 In retrospect he once said I cannot believe I learned anything of value in school unless it be the will to rebel Edward Weston 1999-2001 Edward got his first taste of photography when he was sixteen years old While on vacation in Michigan his father sent him a Kodak Bulls-Eye 2 camera Edward Henry Weston Revealing more than the eye sees 2004 Weston spent much of his spare time taking photographs Just one year after receiving his first camera his photographs were exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago He enrolled at the Illinois College of Photography in 1908 In 1909 Weston married schoolteacher Flora May Chandler who bore him four sons Chandler Brett Neil and Cole In 1911 Weston graduated and moved his family to California It was in Tropico California now know as Glendale that he opened his first studio Weston produced many images using the pictorial style of the times which although won him many awards he later went on to renounce Edward Henry Weston Revealing more than the eye sees 2004 Although still married to Flora Weston moved to Mexico with his lover and apprentice Tina Modotti a part-time silent film actress in 1923 In Mexico Weston continued to perfect his style Modotti and Weston opened a studio there The couple eventually parted ways because Weston was too committed to photography for Modotti and she was too political for Weston Edward Henry Weston Revealing more than the eye sees 2004
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