As a third generation photographer in the revered Weston family, Kim Weston has been steeped in traditional black and white photography for his entire life. With over 40 years as a photographer, teacher, lecturer and mentor this Weston has moved beyond those traditional roots to a more individualized interpretation of the medium.
For the past 14 years, Kim has been applying artist quality oil paints to his silver gelatin photographs. In addition to applying paint to his signature nude series, he has applied paint to his ballerina series, heavily influenced by the painter Degas. Painters have been a major influence in Weston’s photography and Degas is definite influential standout for him.