edward weston - one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. he was highly prolific and had an artist's spirit - always searching for inspiration, change and growth. he would often forsake the practicality of earning a living with his images to explore new projects, places and ideas. he was what we now consider a california modernist, rejecting the painterly aesthetics of the pictorialists, the modernists used the camera for its inherent visual characteristics and placed great emphasis on reality, technique and form.

"I see no reason for recording the obvious."  - Edward Weston