White House with Poplars
Medium:Silver Gelatin Print
Height: 7.625 in
Width: 9.5 in
Print of church surrounded by tall trees and a fence.
Edward Weston, well known photographer, first began snapping photos at the age of sixteen taking picture of parks of Chicago where he grew up and his auntâ€™s farm. In 1908 Weston attended the Illinois College of Photography in Effington, Illinois. Weston's style transitioned from a pictorial approach to a new emphasis on abstract forms and sharp resolution in the early 1920's. His most famous works include images of natural forms, close-ups, nudes, and landscapes. Before his passing, for ten years, Weston suffered with symptoms of Parkinsonâ€™s disease, yet he took this time to watch his sons grow as photographers, following in their father's footsteps.