Weston was one of the twentieth century's most influential photographers. Talented and ambitious, Weston quickly established a reputation of national prominence. Inspired by the "straight" photographic methods of photographers such as Paul Strand and Alfred Stieglitz, Weston worked in a manner that he believed "truthfully represented natural objects [without] trick, device or subterfuge." Weston is best known for his landscape photographs, his nudes, and a highly original series of close-up, organic forms such as shells, eggplants, and cabbages.
- Artist Name: Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958)
- Title: Dunes, Oceano
- Date: 1936
- Medium: Gelatin silver print
- Dimensions: Image: 7-7/16 x 9-1/2 in. (18.9 x 24.1 cm)
- Credit Line: Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Shirley C. Burden, in memory of Flobelle Fairbanks Burden
- Accession Number: PH.1970.142
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