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The almost licentious curves of an innocent

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One of the great pieces in the history of photography Pepper  is a prized photograph found in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Center for Creative Photography in Arizona the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the George Eastman House in Rochester. When Edward Henry Weston took up photography at the age of  he perhaps never imagined that such a simple subject would become the pinnacle of work done over decades. A couple of years after those peppers around  Weston would cofound the f Group. Along with Ansel Adams Willard Van Dyke Imogen Cunninham and Sonya Noskowiak Weston creates one of the most important and iconic collectives in the history of photography.
  
Point Lobos by Edward Westonedward westonPoint Lobos by Edward Weston e-commerce photo editing Point Lobos by Edward WestonPoint Lobos by Edward Weston After that series of peppers Weston settles in Point Lobos. It was already the s and he began to show symptoms of Parkinsons disease. He took the last photograph of him in  and died a decade later.  A paradigmatic photograph Pepper  is one of those paradigmatic photographs that mark directions and that meant one of the great triumphs not only of its author but of photography as a whole.



Along with his images of seashells or nudes Westons series of peppers is one of the most highly regarded photographic bodies by critics and collectors alike A single Weston print can fetch auction house prices of up to   million dollars.  But what is it that makes this photograph such a valuable piece Its tonal qualities The draft of its deep shadows pepper The threedimensionality that seems to jump out of the flat paper The shape organic curves It is a photograph where the shape of the pepper which is fluid curved organic and irregular is captured with great force. It looks like a dough that has been shaped by hands. This photograph has often been equated with the sculptures of the modernist Hans Jean Arp.


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