Brett Weston and filters

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by ando, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. ando

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    Hello to everyone. This is my very first post. I hope this is not a silly question but I am just a beginner and any feedback would be appreciated. I cannot seem to find any info with regards to if Brett Weston ever used filter(s).

    When I look at his images, specifically Mendenhall Glacier, clouds, bamboo or beech forest from his portfolios on www.brettwestonarchive.com I wonder if that was created with use of filters, developing, both or neither.

    thanks in advance
    Antonio
     
  2. juan

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    He didn't appear to use any in the DVD available of him shooting. I don't know beyond that.

    You might try posting this question at largeformatphotography.info. Merg Ross, who appears in the movie and was a friend of Brett's, posts there. He may answer.

    You might also try posting in the Azo forum at michaelandpaula.com. They are publishing Brett's portfolios and may have some information.
    juan
     
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    Juan's advice about checking with Merg is right on. Merg knew Brett quite well and is a very approachable guy. A quick Google search and you should be able to find his email address.
     
  4. Jon Shiu

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    Hi, Kim Weston was also an assistant to Brett as was Randy Efros. You might want email them.

    Jon