Come and see Kim Weston's photographs at the Carmel Visual Arts on September 24 & 25, 2016.We will be guest artists at Rich Brimer and Carol Henry's gallery located at: Carmel Visual Arts Gallery 3728 The Barnyard, Studio G23 Carmel, CA 93923 Tour hours: 11am - 5pm "Arts Habitat connects and collaborates with artists and arts organizations in Monterey County to foster a dynamic, growing community, while leading the way to a thriving center for the arts at East Garrison.” Arts Habitat presents the Monterey County Artists Open Studio Tour - an annual, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces across the county. In 2016, the tour will take place in Peninsula and Coastal locations on September 24 & 25; and in Salinas, Salinas Valley, and North County locations on October 1 & 2. Tour hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
Here's how you can help us keep the legacy of black and white film photography alive! Since 2004 Weston Scholarship has given over $94,000 in 275 scholarship awards! Join us at our annual fundraising dinner, the New Bohemian Nights! - We only have 3 tickets left for this amazing event, which will take place at the historic Weston home, on Wildcat Hill in Carmel Highlands. For a small donation of $500/person, join us for dinner and receive one of Roman Loranc or Kim Weston's prints. Plus good food, wine, view historical photographs and more! The New Bohemian Nights Saturday, June 11, 2016 5-8pm History, Photography, Intimate Dining & Wine Kim Weston Photography Roman Loranc Photography Michael Jones – A Moveable Feast Morgan Winery – Double L Vineyards Szalay Winery - Small boutique winery in Carmel Valley Each ticket holder goes home with a photograph! $500 donation, Tickets limited to 20 - Only 3 left! We hope you can join us! Sign up on Eventbrite or call Gina 831.624.8111
We currently have 2 consecutive Weston Scholarship shows up: "The 2016 Weston Scholarship Exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art" and "Recognizing the Alumni" at the Marjorie Evans Gallery at the Sunset Center in Carmel CA.
Registration is now open for The Nude Photo Workshop with Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill on May 20-22. 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.
It's our turn to help the Center for Photographic Art! Monterey Gives: Help match the grant so the Center can continue its valuable contribution to the Photographic community! The 2016 PIE Tech Labs is a new educational program that will examine technology from an unconventional point of view. It will unpack and convey an array of immutable technologies, tools and techniques, that transcend the common, ever-changing technologies found in most photography programs today, empowering the artist to drive technology, not the reverse.
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.
Have you always wanted to visit Wildcat Hill and see Edward Weston's Darkroom? Here is your chance! In this 25-minute video Kim takes you into Edward Weston’s original darkroom and shows you the very simple techniques that Edward used throughout his life - a historical journey back in time to see how this master used basic tools to make incredible art.
This negative called “Spring” was photographed at Wildcat Hill in 1943. The nude in the photo is Charis Wilson, Edward’s last wife. Edward Weston photographed many wonderful photographs of Charis around his home during the 1940’s.
Have you had a chance to read more about Edward Weston? We have a Edward Weston Chronology page, EDWARD HENRY WESTON, 1886 - 1958 - A Detailed Chronology, Compiled and Edited by Dick Rinehart. Here you can read about Edward and his life. I have added some photos to this post for you to enjoy! Stay tuned for more historical family photographs!
We would like to share some thoughts and photographs from our new friend Jerry White, after he attended The Weston Nude Photography Workshop in May 2015. We have so many talented photographers that join us every year for our nude photography workshops. I will be sharing more with you in the next few weeks. If you have photographs from a previous workshop contact me and we will get some posted. Come and join us in October at The Weston Nude Workshop or The Desert Resort Figure Workshop and make some new photographs with us!
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!