A man with a vision …

My handful of readers already know that Brett Weston sits at the top of my list of admired photographers and influences.  A few days ago, I came across this book at the local used book store.

Brett Hawaii small

I already own a number of Brett monographs, but this is late work, and well printed as reproductions go.

The Hawaii book is available on the internet; there are even new copies available.  This copy is in very good condition and I got it at a steal!

A stunning use of silver gelatin!

Recommended!

Brett could have so easily suffered from the famous-father syndrome.  But he quickly found his own way, his own vision.  There have been articles written and exhibitions mounted – including the current one at the Amon Carter in Fort Worth, comparing Edward and Brett Weston.

http://www.cartermuseum.org/exhibitions/like-father-like-son-edward-and-brett-weston

But the revealing show was the one mounted by the Brett Weston Archive in 2008, entitled Brett Weston: Out of the Shadow.

“… looking for lines, shadows, shape and form…”

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