Bridgeman Copyright is now representing photographer Brett Weston for image licensing
Brett Weston (1911 - 1993) was an American photographer from Los Angeles, California. He seemed destined from birth to become a remarkable photographic artist - his father was Edward Weston, a highly influential and innovative photographer. Brett began taking photos in 1925 while living in Mexico with his father and mounted his first one-man retrospective at age 21 at the De Young Museum in San Francisco in January, 1932.
Brett Weston was "the child genius of American photography."
- Van Derek Coke
Brett Weston's career spanned nearly seven decades and he was ranked one of the top ten photographers collected by American museums in the final decade of his life. His images are in the collections of countless institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA, the Museum of Photographic Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US and Canada.
His earliest images reflect his intuitive and sophisticated sense of abstraction. His style of flattening the plane was more commonly seen in Abstract Expressionists and painter David Hockney than in other photographers. Weston preferred to use high gloss papers and gelatin silver photographic materials for his work due to their clarity. He is credited by art historian Beaumont Newhall as the first photographer to make the negative space the subject of a photograph.
Weston's images are beautiful and timeless. They give a sense of place whilst being simultaneously abstract and contemplative.
Find out more
See all images by Brett Weston on the Bridgeman website available for licensing.
Bridgeman Artists' Copyright Service
Brett Weston joins a distinguished list of artists and artists’ estates to have appointed the Bridgeman Artists’ Copyright Service including Lucian Freud and Stanley Spencer.
Even if the image is not held by Bridgeman, copyright can still be cleared.
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