He spent the majority of his childhood in Chicago where he attended Oakland Grammar School. In , following the publication of his first photograph in Camera and Darkroom, Weston moved to California. He peddled his wares door to door photographing children, pets and funerals.
Edward Weston American. In his early attempts to merge the realism of photography with the expressive effect of abstract art, Weston honed in on close-up details of his subjects. That the faces of his models were often cropped or averted served practical as well as aesthetic purposes, enabling the photographs to be read as figure studies rather than as individual portraits while also protecting the privacy of the friends and lovers who served as models. Not on view. Public Domain.