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    Did Brett do more than just landscape photography?
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    Underwater nudes, closeup studies of just about everything under the sun - cars, kelp, rust, paint, glass, plants, people to name a few. Portraits, wood sculptures... Check out:

    www.brettwestonarchive.com for a small selection.

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    Thanks...were these images from the Lodima press editions Shawn? Very nice.

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    I think far too many art critics, collectors, art historians, etc.... have discounted Brett as nothing more than EW's son. Photographically speaking, Brett and Edward were contemporaries and EW recognized Brett's influence on his own work many times. It was Brett who talked EW into abandoning platinum in favor of silver gelatin papers, Brett who "discovered" the rocks at Point Lobos, etc... I enjoy them both and believe their work should be considered in the historical context that it was made, but Brett was no mere imitator of his father's work. He had his own vision. This essay does a very fine job comparing these two.
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    Mahler, I'm not sure about the origins of the scans but the images displayed make up Brett's portfolios which are indeed being published by Lodima.

    In my humble opinion much of Brett's best work (and he made a vast amount of it) was not included in his portfolios. Try a google search for images or go over to Corbis, I believe they have 1000 images of his there. All the best. Shawn
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    Posted wirelessly..

    I'd be very grateful if someone could PM me the article. Brett's work, particulalry the more abstract, amazes me. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skillian View Post
    I think far too many art critics, collectors, art historians, etc.... have discounted Brett as nothing more than EW's son. Photographically speaking, Brett and Edward were contemporaries and EW recognized Brett's influence on his own work many times. It was Brett who talked EW into abandoning platinum in favor of silver gelatin papers, Brett who "discovered" the rocks at Point Lobos, etc... I enjoy them both and believe their work should be considered in the historical context that it was made. Brett was no mere imitator of his father's work. He had his own vision. This essay does a very fine job comparing these two.
    The truth of all you say notwithstanding, the very, very finest prints I've ever seen (and there have only been 3 of them) were Edward's. I've yet to see ones by Brett which compared, although reproductions I've seen in the Lodima Press series leads me to believe that there are some.
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    That may be true, but Picture-making is light years more important to me than printmaking. The quality of Brett's prints varied wildly over his career - when he started using the smaller camera in the 60's, print quality naturally suffered, but his vision always evolved over the 50+ years he photographed. He was simply a visual tour deforce.
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    I'd be interested in reading the article if anyone will forward it to me. Thanks, TW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasw_ View Post
    I'd be interested in reading the article if anyone will forward it to me. Thanks, TW.
    Make that another that would like the article as well...thanks in advance.

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