When critics talk about Brett Weston (1911 – 1993) they often compare his work to that of his father’s, influential Modernist photographer Edward Weston. Or else, they discuss his place in the american male canon of twentieth century photographers, usually topped by his contemporary Ansel Adams. Like Adams, and his father, he focused on monochromatic natural forms, yet what was unique to Brett Weston was his ability to record the idiosyncrasy of plants as well as the majesty.
I would rather have 10 people who understand and appreciate my work, than ten thousand who get excited because they’re told it’s the thing to do.
Brett Weston, 1991
All images courtesy of brettwestonarchive.com