Kim Weston to Lecture at an Exhibition of his Grandfather's Work in Los Angeles

Kim, Zach, and Annabelle will be heading down to Los Angeles this weekend for the opening of Stark Beauty: The Photography of Edward Weston at the Bowers Museum.

  Nude, 1925 (40N)   Photograph by Edward Weston   Copyright  © 1981    Center for Creative Photography   , Arizona Board of Regents

Nude, 1925 (40N)

Photograph by Edward Weston 

Copyright © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

In a special behind-the-photo tour of the exhibition, Edward Weston’s grandson, Kim, will share the more intimate story of his photographer-grandfather. Attendees of this sold-out tour will learn how Edward's life inspired future generations to see the world through a black and white lens.

Kim, a highly recognized photographer in his own right, will share insight on the art and process of each print and stories that will make them come alive for those fortunate enough to join this special tour.

During his lifetime Edward Weston (March 24, 1886- January 1, 1958) revolutionized photography by taking unadulterated pictures of his subjects. Stark Beauty captures Weston much in the same way the artist captured the world through his lens.

Three sections represent the most iconic aspects of Weston’s work: portraits of his beautiful muses and famous contemporaries, vast American landscapes depicting the United States in unaltered focus and reality, and close-ups which find beauty in the forms of man-made objects, vegetables, and the bare human body.

Edward Weston

For Weston, beauty mattered. It was an indispensable part of life. Moved by the landscape, a stony outcrop on Point Lobos, or the crumbled remains of a ghost town, Weston sought beauty wherever he looked. “I am ‘old-fashioned’ enough to believe that beauty – whether in art or nature, exists as an end in itself: at least is does for me.”


Kim Weston

Kim Weston is a third-generation photographer from one of the most influential and creative families in American history. His recognition as a singularly creative artist and photographer continues a family legacy that traces its roots back to his grandfather Edward Weston, his uncle Brett, and his father Cole.

In a career spanning four decades, Kim has come to be recognized in his own right as one of the most insightful and accomplished practitioners of figurative/nude photography, producing an extensive and masterful portfolio of work that draws deeply, yet expands upon the traditions and canon of the nude in classical and modern European art.