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Pt. Lobos, Cypress Root and Stone Crop, 1930

Edward Weston

American, 1886-1958
Gelatin silver print
Image: 7-1/2 x 9-7/16 in. (19.1 x 24.0 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Shirley C. Burden, in memory of Flobelle Fairbanks Burden

Not on view

Negative No. 48 T / '30

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.

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