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    50th Anniversary of death of Edward Weston

    If my sources are correct, today is the 50th anniversary of the death of Edward Weston. Judging by the number of times an image posted to one of the APUG galleries is evaluated by reference to a Weston print, Edward Weston is clearly an inspiration and favourite of many APUGers. He has had an huge impact upon modern photography, and dispite the fact that it is now more than 50 years since he has created an image (and many are now more than 80 years old), his images remain contemporary. Long may his images inspire us.
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    Well, if there were a moment's doubt about what to hoist a glass to , EW is worth more than I should imbibe. Happy New Year!
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    Looking at a Daybook as we speak. Thank you, Edward.
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    January 1st, 1958. I loaned the Eloquent Nude to a friend, else I'd be watching it right now. Instead, I'll have a glass of wine & look thru one of his books (Leaves of Grass, maybe).
    Last edited by doughowk; 12-31-2007 at 08:04 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    For many of us, there were only two sources of information about serious photography. The Ansel Adams Basic Photo Series taught an entire generation about how to use a camera, develop film and make a print. The Daybooks of Edward Weston were a record of how to be a photographic artist. Many "new" photographers do not understand why these two photographers continue to command respect and admiration. This is why. For many years these two photographers were the main source for people pursuing photography as art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkiernan View Post
    and dispite the fact that it is now more than 50 years since he has created an image (and many are now more than 80 years old), his images remain contemporary. Long may his images inspire us.
    The last image he made was "The Dody Rocks" at Point Lobos in 1948. His worsening Parkinson's disease made it impossible for him to ever photograph subsequent to that.

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    A true inspiration, It's hard to imagine what it would be without his work and writings. A special thanks and remembrance should go to his family who completed printing his work and took care of him to the final day.

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    I was thinking about Edward when I got up this morning... I didn't quite catch the sunrise as he did that final day since I watched the ball drop while toning prints last night but it was in part Edward's Daybooks that give me the courage to keep plugging away. His path has certainly made ours easier. Thanks for posting.

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    I've been reading his Daybooks the last few weeks. Quite interesting to see into his mind during the time that he made most of his famous work.
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    He's a true great for sure-one of my chief inspirations for more than a decade.
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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