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Artist of the moment….Photographer Ed Weston

Price range information: Works priced between $2,000 to $550,000.

Photographer Ed Weston was born in Highland Park, Illinois in the year 1886. One of the most renown American photographers in history Weston built a great reputation for his work with the nude, shells, and also peppers.

First photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.

In 1947 he was diagnosed with Parkinsons and quit shooting photographs. Weston then chose to concentrate on printing his most famous works.

His mother, a theater actor, died when he was five and he was raised mainly by an older sister.

Got interested in photography after receiving a Kodak camera for his sixteenth birthday.

Just getting his feet wet, a first job in the industry was with the studio of George Steckel.

Married the best friend of his older sister, who came from money. This marriage allowed him to start working full time with his photography. The couple had four children, all males.

Started working with the figure was his family and wife. This progressed to paid nude models that were a mixture of friends and even lovers.

For paper to print his works on he chose silver gelatin paper and platinum and palladium also.

His favorite size for photographs was 8 by 10 inches. This was the format he enjoyed the most for his compositions.

A wonderful montage of works from Ed Weston.

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