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Weston is in the real sense one of the few creative artists of today Hehas recreated the matter-forms and forces of nature he has made theseforms eloquent of the fundamental unity of the work His work illuminatesmans inner journey toward perfection of the spiritEdward Weston 1886-1958 may seem like he was a confused man intrying to find his photographic goals Just like many other photographersboth of his time and now he strove to find what truly satisfied his talent andthe acceptance of himself He generated something for all photographers This was success and recognition as a grand master of twentieth centuryphotography This was a legacy that tells an interesting tale it tells a tale ofa thousand plus successful and loved photographs a daily journal and a lifewith its ups and downs and broad dimensionsHe was born in Highland Park Illinois and thus he was an Americanphotographer His mother died when he was five possibly the reason for hisskipping out of his schooling At the age of sixteen 1902 his father boughthim a Kodak box camera Bulls-Eye No 2 Soon he was saving money tobuy a better 5x camera with a tripod Taking photographs interested andobsessed him He wrote I needed no friends now Sundays my cameraand I would take long car-rides into the country In 1906 two things happened First a submission of his was printedin the magazine Camera and Darkroom This photograph was called simplySpring Secondly he moved to California to work as a surveyor for SanPedro Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad From that time on his interestslied in everything that was unorthodox astrology the occult nudismvegetarianism etc Maybe he never was much of an orthodox type man orHe went back to Illinois for several months to attend the IllinoisCollege of Photography The inspiration behind this was to show hisgirlfriend a daughter of a wealthy land-owner that hed make money forthem He then headed back to California for good This lead
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