Thursday, May 21, 2009
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Edward Weston was born on March 24, 1886 then died on January 1, 1958 . He was an American Photographer from Highland Park, Illinois .
Was given his first Kodak camera for his 16th Birthday, when he began taking photographs . Weston met with quick success and the Chicago Art Institute exhibited his photographs a year later, in 1903 . And he attended Illinois College of Photography . In 1906, decided to move to California to pursue his Photography/Art career where he became "big" & had gotten some job offers . He had four sons with his Wife, Flora May Chandler . He worked a lot with Nudes --Still Life . He did a lot of that type of work after 1927 . Two of his four sons, took lessons from him on photography because, they became interested in Art & Photography . They thought what they're dad did for a living was fun & interesting . So they took some lessons from him & got to experience the chance to see what he really does . Later in life , in the the early 1950s he, was Strickened with Parkinson's Disease which later led up to his death in Jan. of 1958 . He suffered from it for 8 years .
The type of work he did was mainly nudes but as a Still Life .
He did many famous things such as worked with some celebrities (generally women) and did some art with other photographers that did some of the same work as he did . But the most popular work he did was Still Life with both Nudity & "Peppers" . As you can see I put up two pictures that are of some of his work . It's the peppers & of a still life . As you can see , a lot of his still life on nudity ; well the body was formed & looked like the body of a Pepper which , made it look really unique & interesting .
Monday, May 11, 2009
Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California on Feb. 20 1902 then died on Apr. 22, 1984 . Was an only child whose mother had him when she was nearly 40 (both parents were elderly) . Was teased and picked on by kids in school because of his "Disfigured" nose which was badly broken in an earthquake as a child . --Later in life was diagnosed as "Hyperactive" . Might have suffered from Dyslexia . Because , almost didnt complete the Eighth grade because he was having a lot of problems trying to understand certain subjects in school and had a problem with getting his work done and getting it in on time . When Adams was twelve he taught himself to play the piano and read music. Soon he was taking lessons, and the ardent pursuit of music became his substitute for formal schooling . He gave up being a Musician to being a Photographer since he loved nature so much based on his long walks in the great outdoors . He also Married ; He met his wife, Virginia Best, in Yosemite; they were married in 1928. The couple had two children . He was broke and always felt he couldn't get over the "Financial Fence" which did effect his marriage . Later after , as he got older he still kept himself busy by doing more of his work eventhough he still was broke , still manage to do it . Then in 1984 is when He died .