Edward Weston | A Photographer You Should Know

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Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne.

Edward Weston lived from 1886 until 1958. He was known to make the commonplace more wondrous and beautiful. He was one of the pioneers of modern art photography and was a contemporary of greats like Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Margarethe Mather, and Georgie O’Keeffe. He was a member of the famed Ansel Adams’ F-64 camera club.

His work spanned nearly six decades and he was primarily known for shooting landscapes and natural forms such as shells and rocks. His work often received attention from Ansel Adams who said Weston was one of the “few creative artists.”

His photography world included a successful portrait studio in California but his work really took shape when he started shooting simple forms, landscapes and nudes. He also photographed for the WPA and was the first photographer to receive a…

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Have An Awesome Holiday & Even Better New Year in 2014!


I hope all of the photo buffs that tune into PhotosThatInspireWords.wordpress.com never know money worries again, get good and stable jobs, have a great place to live they can afford, work less and enjoy more, have a sphere of supportive, positive people around them and keep seeing life through the eye of a Nikon camera. Those are my wishes and I also want the best for all of you too!

The photos of me were taken by Nick F. Belman in and around the Huntington Beach Pier area and promenade, and the food photos were taken by me- Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

The recipes for the dishes you see: Snow Flake Breads I baked and gave to my friends & just to cheer sad people up…and Caprese Sandwich on Focaccia Bread are found on CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.wordpress.com. I am buying my domains soon on WordPRESS so my content I create remains mine.

Cookie Exchange In Chagrin Falls!

Lauren's Cookie Jar

Cookie Exchange In Chagrin Falls!

My awesome sister, Courtney, brought my cookies to a cookie exchange with her friends this weekend in my home town of Chagrin Falls, OH. She made such a beautiful display of the cookies, I wanted to share and to also say THANK YOU so much to her and to everyone for the kind words. So glad you enjoyed them!


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Writing Prompt two- A Kid In a Candy Store

ImageI took this photo at Knott’s Berry Farm last year and thought it would be a great foil for a story about a kid in a Candy Store.

Hopefully there will be at least a dozen entrees to see how they all differ.

When finished you can submit it to a book publisher that publishes children’s books, depending on how you write it-written specifically for a child to read. Or, you could try your hand at writing how you felt in the candy store and describe the Jelly Bellies you tasted and saw.

Try it!

Also, if you are a photographer, the THEME is CANDY. Christmas Candy, Hershey’s Kisses and homemade candy.

Look through your collections and see if you can add to the collection here.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko