The Photographer (1948)

I have found this little gem of a film about Edward Weston, one of several amazing artists who formed a group named f/64, by accident. Seeing unique footage of one of my most favourite photographers at work in his native California, working with a large format camera should bring a lot of joy to all photography aficionados. The group, which included Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham and several others, made a tremendous impact in the history of photography. Emphasizing the fine art aspects of photography, focusing on composition, inventing the ‘zone system’, looking at the texture of the final print, the highlights and the shadows, exploring the abstract forms, the members of the group brought photography as an art form to a new level.

The Photographer (1948)Weston

(c) Edward Weston, 1927 ‘Shells’

 

 

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