March 10, 2013
Whilst photographing along the coast west or Victor Harbor I recalled the work of Edward Weston at Point Lobos. He made a number of black and white studies or rocks and cypress trees with his 8 x 10 field camera.
Edward Weston, rocks, Point Lobos, 1930.
Weston's home was on Wildcat Hill in Carmel Highlands where he lived off and on from 1938 until his death in 1958. His modernist series of photographs of tide pools, kelp beds, sand, stone and bent cypresses of Point Lobos and Big Sur were taken only a few miles from the front door, at what is now the Point Lobos State Reserve.