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Let me leave you this week with three magnificent cloud photographs by Edward Weston…may they inspire you to find beauty and expression in the ever changing world around us…wishing you a wonderful fourth of july weekend!

“I always work better when I do not reason, when no question of right or wrong enters in – when my pulse quickens to the form before me, without hesitation nor calculation.” ~ Edward Weston, The Daybooks

1) Clouds, 1936 (32CL)

2) White Sands, 1946 (NM41-WS-6)

3) Panamints, 1938 (DV-P-4G)

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I just had to share with you another day of Edward Weston discoveries…the incredible images in today’s post are of his model, muse and wife Charis Wilson…theirs is an inspiring story of two people bound by artistic love and creative drive…she understood how to pose for him, creating sculpture-like forms that transcend her figure into works of art…the absence of her face further focuses attention on the exquisite abstract beauty and resilience of the human form…fortunate for us, there is a film by Ian McCluskey capturing the essence of the relationship between photographer, Edward Weston, and poet, writer, and model, Charis Wilson…the film is titled Eloquent Nude, The Love and Legacy of Edward Weston & Charis Wilson…you may also be interested in knowing about the book Through Another Lens: My Years With Edward Weston authored by Charis Wilson…Charis recounts her candid memories of Weston’s artistic movement, influences, working habits, and temperament…she was his fourth (and last) long-term lover…they were together from 1934 – 1946

photos of Charis Wilson by Edward Weston

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Today’s post features another wonderful discovery from my trip to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the work of photographer Edward Weston…my favorite piece is the photograph above, Pepper 1930 (30P)…curvaceous and sensual, I was hypnotized by its undulating shape…”between 1927 and 1930, Weston made a series of monumental close-ups of seashells, peppers, and halved cabbages, bringing out the rich textures of their sculpture-like forms.”

The Modernist Photography 1910-1950 exhibit is now on display, Level 3 gallery in the new Art of the Americas Wing…it features approximately 40 American modernist photographs representing highlights from the Museum’s own collection as well as The Lane Collection…this extraordinary exhibition focuses on the concept of the camera as a modernist tool…as an aspiring photographer myself, I found this exhibit truly inspiring for its groud-breaking innovations and timeless beauty…please enjoy a few of Edward Weston’s photographs from his Natural Studies Collection

“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.” ~ Edward Weston

photos from Edward Weston

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