Happy 131st Birthday, Edward Weston!

Edward Weston was born March 24, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. Today would have been his 131st birthday and we are grateful everyday for the impact he made on the art of photography. 

Edward Weston at Point Lobos by Cole Weston

Edward Weston at Point Lobos by Cole Weston

Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
— Edward Weston
Edward Weston by Willard van Dyke

Edward Weston by Willard van Dyke

...through this photographic eye you will be able to look out on a new light-world, a world for the most part uncharted and unexplored, a world that lies waiting to be discovered and revealed.
— Edward Weston

ES-OV-12G Owens Valley, 1937 - Photograph by Edward Weston

© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

29-R-Lobos - Photograph by Edward Weston

© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

I see no reason for recording the obvious.
— Edward Weston
PL42-BI-1 Pelican, 1946 - Photograph by Edward Weston © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

PL42-BI-1 Pelican, 1946 - Photograph by Edward Weston

© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection.
— Edward Weston
228N-Nude, 1936 - Photograph by Edward Weston © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

228N-Nude, 1936 - Photograph by Edward Weston

© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents