Assignment 4,  Coursework 4,  Learning Log,  Research

Edward Weston

During the planning for assignment 4 I discovered the work of Edward Weston, in particular his ‘Shell’ and ‘Pepper’ images. (Kirby, K. (2019) Edward Weston. At: https://www.westongallery.com/original-works-by/edward-weston (Accessed 16/06/2021) I especially liked the abstract style images and the contrast from the lighting. I knew that I couldn’t replicate the image style with my lens and lighting but it inspired me to try to seek alternative views of fruit many of us look at every day.

I would like to create similarly striking black backgrounded images but in full colour.

“The camera should be used for a recording of life; for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.”

Edward Weston
Fig 1: Pepper ~ 30P, 1930
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Fig 3: Shell ~ 1S, 1927

Fig.1-3 Kirby, K. (2019) Edward Weston. At: https://www.westongallery.com/original-works-by/edward-weston (Accessed 16/06/2021).

Bibliography:

Edward Weston (s.d.) At: https://www.theartstory.org/artist/weston-edward/ (Accessed 16/06/2021).

Tate (s.d.) Edward Weston 1886–1958. At: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/edward-weston-2720 (Accessed 16/06/2021).

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