Weston, Poetry & Landscape

Pat loaned me this Edward Weston book for my ongoing "Geology of Spirit" research. The author of the intro essay, Terence Pitts, wrote about some interesting historical facts and offered insight that resonated with me in general, and more specifically relate to this project.

"Weston's landscapes suggest that the essence of the American character emerges directly from people's relationship to the land."

Weston photographs illustrated a deluxe edition of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" published in 1941 by the Limited Editions Club of New York.

In 1925, Weston photographed Tina Modotti while she recited poetry in an attempt to capture the rhythms of the human face at the decisive moment.

Cyd Peroni