The August POM "Nude on Gaudi Rooftop" was taken on the rooftop of Casa Mila, "La Padrera" in the very early morning. It is probably one of the most famous buildings of the "Catalan Modernisme" or Catalan Art Nouveau period. Today it's a creative space, a cultural center which hosts art exhibitions and connects present and future lines of thought. It's a learning space, where knowledge and learning are keys to the construction of a rich dynamic society. Casa Mila also offers accessible resources and services in its spaces and amenities. Read more about La Pedrera and the August POM.
Join us for the last workshop of the 2016 season held at Wildcat Hill this year! Have you been wanting to take a workshop with Kim Weston? Here is your chance to come to Carmel this year. "An Adventure of a Lifetime! That's what Milan and I discussed driving back to Los Angeles. The last few days were awesome. What a wonderful atmosphere to learn in. Kim and Gina, you were awesome hosts. Learning about the Weston legacy first hand was incredible. I was flattered to be able to show some of my work. Shooting side by side with Kim was inspiring. Gwen was awesome and just nailed each concept. Enjoying a delicious lunch and the conversation was enlightening. I could go on and on about the things I'll remember so fondly.
The bottom line is an expression of heartfelt gratitude for allowing Milan and I into your home and teaching us about the Weston Family Style of photography. We are all a sum of our life experiences. This was definitely and Adventure of a Lifetime. I hope to return next year to be able to spend more time on Wildcat Hill. On behalf of my friend Milan and myself, A heartfelt thank you". Gary
Want to know more about composition, lighting and how to work with a figure models? Or do you just want to have an awesome experience photographing experienced nude figure models on the grounds of the Weston Estate? There are many benefits of joining a workshop: meeting like minded photographers, collaborating and working in groups, expert instruction and sharing your work. Create lifelong friends and hang out at Wildcat Hill!
Are you planning for some time off? Come and stay at Wildcat Hill in Bodie House this summer! The season is in full swing. What a great spring we have had so far. We had 2, 4 Generation Weston Shows hung consecutively at the same time, one at Viewpoint Gallery in Sacramento and one at the Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco.Both shows came down on June 4. We hope you had a chance to see some of the photographs. Thank you to the Viewpoint Gallery and to the Scott Nichols Gallery. And thanks to all that attended!
We have taught 2 Nude Photo Workshops, where we made some wonderful images, photographed with some talented artists and worked with our talented models, Jennifer Jones, Sara Streeter and a new model, Marian Liddell. It was a great experience.
Registration is now open for The Nude Photo Workshop with Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill on September 9-11, 2016. Join us and learn more about nude photography, create, explore, meet new fellow photographers, discuss, collaborate and get inspired! Work with the best nude figure models. But most of all have fun while you are photographing. The location is perfect, its private, interesting, and the workshop is well organized. We are located on the pristine central coast of California. Just a few miles away from the Point Lobos State Park and the white sand beaches of Carmel. Make your reservations soon. Space is limited and this workshop will sell out.
Registration is now open for The Nude Photo Workshop with Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill. Join us and learn more about nude photography, create, explore, meet new fellow photographers, discuss, collaborate and get inspired! Work with the best nude figure models. But most of all have fun while you are photographing. The location is perfect, its private, interesting, and the workshop is well organized. We are located on the pristine central coast of California. Just a few miles away from the Point Lobos State Park and the white sand beaches of Carmel. Make your reservations soon. Space is limited and this workshop will sell out. SOLD OUT
Kim and I want to wish you all a happy and very prosperous New Year. 2015 was a very exciting year with many workshops and travels to Barcelona Spain, Shanghai China, and Paris France. We want to take this time to thank all of you that have supported us in so many ways these past years. I have said it before but will say it again and again. Thank you for buying our photographs. Thank you for attending our workshops. Thank you for being the best models - Larva, Sara, Nymph, Charlene Muse, Jennifer Jones, St. Merrique, Meglan, Dasha, Catherine Weiss, Eva, Aleska, Aleks, Anastasia and Mikki Marvel. Thank you for keeping in touch with us. Thank you for helping us carry on the Weston Photography Legacy.
We are going back to Paris in a few days! It's so exciting, we can't wait to see all of our friends, relax, photograph and go to Paris Photo again.The November Print of the Month "Nude in Arles" was taken in the beautifully remodeled Hotel Jules César in Arles France. For the collectors that have just joined our mailing list, we want to thank you! Kim Weston offers a unique way to collect his work. Each month we offer a discounted price of $300, after the month is over the price goes back to $800. The price goes up after 10 photographs are sold. Many of his 8x10's are already in the second and third level pricing right now. For more information about pricing see "About the Prints". You can sign up for the POM Club and get all the prints or just purchase a single photograph if you want- its up to you!
October was a very busy month, with a Desert Nude Workshop with Mark Comon and a sold out Nude Photography Workshop here at Wildcat Hill and several One on One Workshops. It was pretty late in the year for our workshop at home and we were a little worried about the light, but it turned out to be perfect weather and we had a great time. Thanks to everyone that joined us and a special thanks to our wonderful models! Next year's 2016 Nude Photography Workshop schedule will be up very soon.
Here's a preview of 11 out of the 12 - 2015 POM's so far. Only 1 more to go! If you are not in our POM Club, The complete 2015 Portfolio is available for purchase $3750 plus shipping and handling in December. Put in your order now by emailing Gina or giving us a call 831.624.8111. Thanks!
The August Print of the Month was made on our 2013 visit to France. This specially priced 8x10 photograph is available for $300 for the month of August. Thank you to our loyal Print of the Month Subscribers! The summer in Carmel has been quite nice. The sun has been shining and the garden is growing! Kim has started to work in his studio again. Building and painting sets. He is very inspired, especially after visiting our friend David Ligare's show at the Crocker Museum. It's interesting to watch the progression of Kim's work, what inspires him and who influences his vision. More about Wildcat Hill, Contact Printing in Edward Weston's Darkroom and our Fall Nude Photography Workshop.
The July Print of the Month was made on our 2013 visit to France. This specially priced 8x10 photograph is available for $300 for the month of July. We are in the midst of a busy summer here in Carmel. So far this year, we have taught 3 Studio Nude Photography Workshops at our home. We are meeting so many new photographers and spending time with former workshop participants. We have been having a great time. The next few months are starting to fill up with The One on One Photography Workshops that Kim is teaching, they are very popular!
Kim and I have been back to photographing in the studio! Its been super fun. Can't wait to share them with you all! We are working on several new videos too!
Kim is going to the Shanghai Photo Festival in China this September and when he returns, we head straight out to teach The Desert Resort Figure Workshop on October 1-6, 2015. Only 2 spots left for this workshop! Or maybe you can come to Wildcat Hill for our Fall (Wildcat Studio) Weston Nude Photography Workshop on October 23-25, 2015. Plenty of photographic opportunities ahead!
This workshop is FULL. Please visit Eventbrite or contact Gina Weston to be put on the Waiting List. Thank you!We have so much news to share! But we wanted to make sure we gave everyone plenty of time to sign up for our upcoming 2015 Fall Nude Photography Workshop! We had such a great time in May! For the past 14 years, Gina & Kim Weston have been teaching Fine Art Nude Photography Workshops at their home on Wildcat Hill, the former home Edward Weston. Wildcat Hill is famous for the light that emanates through the skylight and windows. Just imagine when you attend our workshop, that you get to photograph under this same amazing light, at this historical location in Edward Weston's home! With more than 3 private locations to shoot in, we can easily accommodate up to 9 workshop participants. While most of the locations are indoors we also have several beautiful outside areas to photograph in too! This nude photography workshop is well organized with plenty of time and space that gives you time to relax and think about what you are photographing. This enables you to slow down, take your time and get your best photographs! Perfect for beginners who may be a little nervous about attending a nude workshop and great for all levels of photographers.
"Thank you Gina! I had a great time at the workshop and really enjoyed soaking in some Weston family history. Thank you for opening your home to us. Dinner on Saturday night was much appreciated and delicious. The models and locations were wonderful and I think I created some strong images. I'll share some with you once I get a chance to edit them. Kim also gave me some good ideas about composition and cropping that will help to enhance my photography. Overall it was one of the best workshops I have attended". Please keep in touch, P, May 2015
We still have some openings in our workshops this year. Starting on May 15-17, 2015 - The Wildcat Studio Nude Workshop is great for beginners to the most experienced photographers. Come and photograph in one of the most historical places in the world! Edward Weston's home on Wildcat Hill in Carmel Highlands CA. Experience the rich atmosphere, the light that drew Edward to this special place he called home.Photograph with ease in groups, with experienced models in a setting that is very private and not hurried. Meet fellow photographers that share the same passion as you have. You will have a great time we guarantee it!
Continuing in the same theme and setting as the January, February and March POM's, The April Print of the Month is a fun play on the damsel in distress as the wolf is waiting for her around the bend. Made in Paris, France. One more week to go before we embark on our Spain Nude Photo Workshop in Barcelona Spain! We are so excited to be going back this year. For more information please visit our Group Photography Workshops page!
Join Kim Weston and Mark Comon for another creative retreat and photo workshop in the beautiful high desert. Capture the stunning big skies and scenery of the desert and unleash your creativity with expressive figures. Our shooting locations are the Anahata Springs Resort, a serene mineral water spa in the middle of the beautiful Desert Hot Springs and Joshua Tree National Park, a fantastic desert location with jumbo rocks and other-worldly vistas. We will practice figure modeling and photography amidst the mid-century designs of this spa retreat, in and around the resort, by the pool, and then we will venture out to photograph within the natural wonders of the surrounding desert area. Hope you can join us!