A Personal Selection

Brett Weston

A Personal Selection

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A Personal Selection



Brett Weston is one of America’s greatest photographers. He sustained a remarkably dedicated seventy year career, since the time he took his first photographs in 1925 until his death in 1993. His images form one of the strongest bonds between photography and other mediums of modern art. Called by some admirers, the “Picasso of Photography,” Weston’s work is one of the defining poles of 20th century photography in its technical precision, bold design, and daring extremes of abstraction and private imagination.

During his last decade, Brett Weston contemplated a volume which would share with his audience a collection of previously unpublished photographs from his private archive. This book is the realization of that desire. Inside are one hundred brilliant images, each carefully selected by the artist himself. Through this volume, Weston will take you on a personal tour of some of his finest photographs.

Brett Weston’s reputation as an uncompromising artist is extended through this book. He satisfied his own eye in the critical editing of his own work. This collection of images displays a remarkable consistency of vision and further defines Weston’s visual legacy, unique in the history of photography.

This first edition published in 1986 by Photography West Graphics, Inc. includes 100 Laser Fultone® Reproductions from Gelatin Silver photographs handmade by the artist. Printed under Carol Williams’ and Brett Weston’s supervision by Gardner/Fulmer Lithograph in Buena Park, California, in an edition of 5,000 copies and bound by Roswell Bookbinding in Phoenix, Arizona. The typefaces selected for this edition are Perpetual and Palatino set by Gary Lineburg, Industrial Litho, Inc., in Eugene, Oregon. The paper used is 60 lb. Centura Enamel Cover.

Edited and designed by Carol E. Williams, who also supervised the printing and final production.
Text by Cody W. Thompson and book design by George Beltran.

ISBN: 0-9616515-0-4


New in shrinkwrap. The HD Video of the actual work in question has been provided as a visual condition report.


Brett Weston’s lifetime of devotion and total involvement with the medium produced a body of work and contribution to photography that many viewers conclude ultimately surpassed his renowned father in sophisticated visual scope. Brett worked quietly more than three decades after Edward Weston’s death to “take the work as far as I can” and brilliantly conclude the remarkable 90-year Weston Legacy (1903-1993). Brett Weston’s intuitive visual genius has virtually no equal in the history of contemporary photography. His work can be found in many major museums, including the Getty and SFMOMA. His photographs are housed in the permanent collections of over 100 major institutions around the world.

Brett Weston by Judy Dater 1978