Born in Los Angeles in 1911, Brett Weston began to study photography as a teenager and went on to become a successful photographer of landscapes and still life. His career was launched in 1925 when he and his father, renowned American photographer Edward Weston, traveled to Mexico, where he met painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, along with photographer Tina Modotti. From his father and his circle, Weston learned not only the craft of photography, but also a formalist approach to his artistic subjects. Extracting objects from their context to focus on minute details of line and shape, as well as contrasts of light and dark, Weston’s photographs are visual studies of form and light.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.