Edward Weston: 125 Photographs (Book Review)


posted Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM EST

In 2011, Steve Crist of AMMO Books published EDWARD WESTON: 125 PHOTOGRAPHS, with photos from scans of the photographer's original prints from an extensive collection at at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona.

This was a slip-cased, large format book with high quality printing on heavy paper, and while it was reportedly a very nice item for collectors, it was priced at $250.

Now, AMMO Books has released a much more affordable edition of the book. It's smaller (9.75-inch square), and there's no gold-embossed slipcover, but the print reproduction quality is still very nice.

There's a brief history of Weston's life, and then just photos, one per page, with nothing else other than a short quote from the photographer on the facing page.

For a Weston fan, it's enthralling.

I own several books of his work, and have seen his prints here and there over the years, but still found lots of photos I had never seen before. The recent scans, from a large collection with multiple different prints of some photos available, provide a new look at his artistry.

Steve Crist
Release: October 2012, $50
ISBN: 9781934429303

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