Just wanted to extend invite to anyone close to, or traveling to the area, Ft. Worth, the Amon Carter Museum opened a new exhibit this weekend with the works of Ed Weston - It is Well Worth the Trip. Pretty much covers his live with early images from around 1920 up to the time he had to stop printing.
Thanks for the tip. I've been looking forward to the new exhibit. Visited the last couple of photo shows at least twice, maybe three times.
I believe this is the same show that has been traveling in recent months. I saw it when it was in Allentown, PA. It was very good. I didn't get to see it when it was in Maine, even though I was up there during the show's run. Just too much else going on that weekend.
There is something wonderful about being in a room with that many beautiful photographs.
if I remember correctly it's 99 prints from the private collection of 2 Los Alamos scientists. In the Guide (insert in the Dallas Morning News on Fridays which covers dining, music, and the arts) Mike Daniels (the writer) writes that we should
Also expect several nudes (a little-known interest of his)
Wow, Weston really photographed the nude? I never knew, they should print a book comprised solely of these little-known photos! (please note the sarcasm dripping onto your keyboard)
Jeremy, isn't that the truth..oh well, it was great to walk in on Sunday, right after they opened - I had the entire gallery to myself - felt like a kid in toy store could not decide which one to look at first - early work, pepper, shell, people, it is all there - not just in a book but the real deal...now if I can figure out how many times I can get back to "see" what I did not see the first time...
I do know that the FW Star review was a load of crap. The writer acually said that Weston has had a greater "lasting impact" on photography than both Stieglitz or Ansel Adams. She made him the pioneer of all things that are comtempory photography.That befoe Weston was fantasy. After Weston is nothing but imitators. I admire his photography but not this "photo god" image postulated of late.Good thing the paper was someone elses or it would have ended up in tiny pieces. :x
A *wonderful* incentive to get me stared on a "professional level" rant ... make that RANT!!! about critics - especially "newspaper reviewer" critics.
Calming down, breathing deeply, and chanting softly....
A number of years ago, we had a "First Water Level" photographer here in Ipswich, named Starr Ockenga. She **shocked** (boy, did she!!) this Puritan town by publishing a book of images of the local Brahmins, and other well-known Townspeople, and their children, some - probably a majority of which- were nudes.
The local library has a copy of that book in their "restricted" files - one has to get a key and descend into the understructure of the Library to see the book.
Right next to that book was the next one that Okenga had published - an equally *fine* collection of her photography, but with a different theme. These were images of structures on Cape Cod (and possibly that "other cape" - Cape Ann) - bridges, houses, porches - no human beings - or anything else live - anywhere.
In that book there was a press clipping, Boston Globe - from a critic; "This is an extension of Ockenga's nude work - there are *no* human beings in any of these images - so these structures are nude." (I kid you not - that is what it said).
Gee - a nude bridge. I wonder - if that bridge was wide open, and was built less than eighteen years ago ... would that be considered as a "Pornographic Bridge Nude"?