An American Photographer
born 1886 – 1958
Weston was inspired by paintings of the curved forms of the nautilus, the long exposures he took served to make the light in the images ethereal and more interesting. Pepper 30 could almost be described as a nude body without a face, the crumpled form with the contours of shadow and light create an intense mimicry of a nude male body. The composition and lighting of the images also takes away the sense of scale, the viewer cannot tell if the subject is large or small and this again makes the viewer more fascinated in the images. I can attempt to imitate the solid forms in composition that Weston was able to achieve, perhaps I can do this in a more controlled photographic environment such as a studio.