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Portraits

Author: Edward Weston
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Aperture, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Edward Weston Portraits is the first published collection of Edward Weston's most revealing portraits and shows the artist at his most inspired: "rendering the very substance, the deeper inner image" of sons, lovers, friends, and fellow artists with such commanding immediacy that they linger in the mind's eye long after viewing. Weston seized the photographic moment through a shrewd and unusual technique: by only
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weston, Edward, 1886-1958.
Portraits.
New York, N.Y. : Aperture, ©1995
(OCoLC)604628069
Named Person: Edward Weston; Edward Weston
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Weston
ISBN: 0893816051 9780893816056
OCLC Number: 33364147
Notes: "Correspondence, and excerpts from The Daybooks of Edward Weston."--Jacket.
Description: 95 pages : portraits ; 30 cm
Other Titles: Edward Weston portraits
Responsibility: Edward Weston ; foreword by Cole Weston ; biographical essay by Susan Morgan.
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Edward Weston Portraits is the first published collection of Edward Weston's most revealing portraits and shows the artist at his most inspired: "rendering the very substance, the deeper inner image" of sons, lovers, friends, and fellow artists with such commanding immediacy that they linger in the mind's eye long after viewing. Weston seized the photographic moment through a shrewd and unusual technique: by only pretending to shoot film for a period of time before actually taking the photograph, and then flashing the lens cap without the subjects' knowing, he cleverly guided them beyond "the pose," even allowing his sitters to wander freely about the studio. From the smoldering intensity on the face of Mexican painter Jose Clemete Orozco to the beguilingly sensual elegance achieved in nude depictions of Charis Wilson - Weston's greatest sitter and most enduring love - the photographer again and again transformed the realistic into the immanently mystical.

Encompassing 72 duotone prints, Edward Weston Portraits treats its subject with the care and respect that Weston did his: on equal terms. A foreword by Cole Weston and a biographical essay by Susan Morgan, correspondence from Weston's lifelong friends, and excerpted texts from his daybooks all enhance and deepen our understanding of the photographs. A new window on Edward Weston's supreme talent, a documentary glimpse of his extraordinary circle of acquaintances, and a paradigm of photographic portaiture. Edward Weston Portraits evinces what Robinson Jeffers called "unmeasured power, incredible passion, enormous craft."

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