Now representing: Brett Weston

Bridgeman Copyright is now representing photographer Brett Weston for image licensing

Reeds and Lily Pads, Alaska, 1977 (silver gelatin print), Brett Weston
Wax On Window, 1980 (silver gelatin print), Brett Weston

 

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. 

 

The Weston Family (b/w photo), Brett Weston

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. 

 

Torn Leaf, Hawaii (Banana Leaf, Hawaii), 1978 (silver gelatin print), Brett Weston

 

Style

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.

 

Building Reflection, c. 1980 (silver gelatin print), Brett Weston
 Rock and Water, High Sierra, 1972 (silver gelatin print), Brett Weston

 

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.

 

Get in touch at nysales@bridgemanimages.com for more information.


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