EDWARD WESTON, “Three Fish-Gourds (Juguetes)”, 1926, silver print, printed ca. 1935-40, 8″ x 10” (via)
Edward Weston (1886 – 1958)
Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886.
Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass (See great photos from here)
See photos of Charis Wilson (his model & muse)here.
See more great cat photos by Weston here.
Tina Modotti and Edward Weston, “Anniversary”, Mexico, 1924. Photographer unknown
It was more than his personal charm that attracted women. His ability to write, something he often considered a shortcoming, was magical as well. Consider this response from Tina Modotti to a letter he had written,
Once more I have been reading your letter and as at every other time my eyes are full of tears – I have never realized before that a letter – a mere sheet of paper could be such a spiritual thing – could emanate so much feeling – you gave a soul to it! If I could be with you now at this hour I love so much, I would try to tell you how much beauty has been added to my life lately! When may I come over? I am waiting for your call.
The nude backs of Edward Weston (social/history blog)