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Edward Weston American Photographer Daniel J Brophy History of Photography Term Paper Weston is in the real sense one of the few creative artists of today He has recreated the matter-forms and forces of nature he has made these forms eloquent of the fundamental unity of the work His work illuminates mans inner journey toward perfection of the spirit --Ansel Adams Date Unknown Edward Weston 1886-1958 may seem like he was a confused man in trying to find his photographic goals Just like many other photographers both of his time and now he strove to find what truly satisfied his talent and the acceptance of himself He generated something for all photographers This was success and recognition as a grand master of twentieth century photography This was a legacy that tells an interesting tale it tells a tale of a thousand plus successful and loved photographs a daily journal and a life with its ups and downs and broad dimensions He was born in Highland Park Illinois and thus he was an American photographer His mother died when he was five possibly the reason for his skipping out of his schooling At the age of sixteen 1902 his father bought him a Kodak box camera Bulls-Eye No 2 Soon he was saving money to buy a better 5x camera with a tripod Taking photographs interested and obsessed him He wrote I needed no friends now Sundays my camera and I would take long car-rides into the country In 1906 two things happened First a submission of his was printed in the magazine Camera and Darkroom This photograph was called simply Spring Secondly he moved to California to work as a surveyor for San Pedro Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad From that time on his interests lied in everything that was unorthodox astrology the occult nudism vegetarianism etc Maybe he
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