The Fancy Times

Fine Slop for the Discerning Tastemaker

Edward Weston

1886 – 1958

20th-century American photographer. He picked up photography at a young age, remarkable considering his time. He quickly moved away from the soft-focus pictorialism that was typical for the era and started making the high-detail images he would become known for. His subject range was increasingly vast, including landscapes, still-lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, and whimsical parodies. The majority of his subject matter was on the people and places of the American West. Some of his most famous photographs were taken of the landscapes around his California home in Point Lobos. In 1937 he became the first photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

Weston’s career was cut short in 1947 when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He spent the rest of his life overseeing the printing of his backlog. His legacy endures at the Weston Gallery in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California. 

The gallery’s site is here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Comments (



Create a website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: