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.
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!
Help Weston Scholarship put cameras and printing supplies into the hands of today’s youth! Buy your tickets now for the Weston Scholarship Annual Fundraiser Dinner! ON SALE NOW! Buy a ticket and get a free original silver gelatin photography by Kim Weston or Roman Loranc! Its our way of saying Thank You!! Plus Carol Lindstrom of Lindstrom Winery of Napa Valley will be pouring and talking about her wine. And Chef Jacob from the Big Sur Bakery will be cooking for us too! History, Wine, Gourmet Food and Photography. What more could you want! See you on June 6, 2015 5-8PM
Beyond a unique photographic experience, here are the highlights that will complement our program during this fabulous workshop: On April 16th, after our welcoming arrival in Barcelona we will visit the Picasso Museum and see the exhibition Picasso/Dali. Dali/Picasso. For the first time in history, two legends side by side in an exhibition celebrating the surrealism. In the outskirts of Barcelona we will visit the famous Cathedral of Cava: CODORNIU where we will have lunch. Grupo Tragaluz will offer us a extraordinary culinary experience during our nights in Barcelona, where we will try mediterranean food and tapas, served with the best catalan wines. Also during the weekend in the Costa Brava, we will stay in PERELADA, a unique vineyard close to the Dali Museum in Figueres.
Finally on the afternoon of April 22nd, at the end of our workshop, we will have a private visit to Foto Colectania Foundation, the most important photographic archive in Spain. More surprises will happen along our program. But for these you have to join us...
We have one more opening for our workshop in Barcelona, Spain on April 17-22, 2015. Are you the adventurous type and want a unique photographic experience? Then I say join us in SPAIN! This years the theme is "The Modernism of Gaudi and the Surrealism of Dali"and will be located in Catalonia Spain. During the workshop, we will privately visit some of the most representatives buildings of Gaudi and we will take amazing pictures. We will then visit Salvador Dali's Theatre-Museum and which will be one of the main inspirations for our photographs. The amazing place that Dalí wished it to be “… a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.” Be sure to check out our video from the 2014 Andalusia Spain Photo workshop! Its on our blog.
Here on the Monterey Peninsula, film and wet darkrooms are still alive as new generation fine art photographers Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena and Zach Weston both continue and expand upon the legacy of the great West Coast photographers who pioneered this medium and evolved its traditions before them. Please join us on March 14, 2015, for a Discussion Panel from 4 to 5pm in Carpenter Hall and then the opening in the Center for Photographic Art Gallery in Carmel CA from 5-7pm. Hope to see you there.
Greetings! As the year comes to a close, Kim and I wanted to take the time to thank you all! What an amazing year 2014 was! We completed our 2014 Print of the Month Portfolio! A big thank you to our loyal Print of the Month Subscribers! We just mailed out our final December photograph with the handmade Portfolio Box and Cover sheet. More....
We have returned home from The National Art Museum of China. We are very honored and proud to be part of this significant historical show in Beijing. Kim sat on several different discussion panels, was filmed photographing for Chinese TV, gave a lecture at one of the most prominent universities and much more!
The 2014 “Journey of the Heart: Exhibition of Straight Photography Original Prints 1839-2014” will be a milestone as the beginning part of the “International Photographic Collection Series”. This exhibition attempts to reproduce a clear thread in the history of photography, along which developments of straight photography are combed through. Many photographic masterworks familiar to the public will be on display for the first time at the NAMOC.
If you are in Paris for Paris Photo 2014, please stop by and visit Joachim, Fran, Miguel and Juan at Galerie à la Rivière. You will see some wonderful photographs and meet some amazing photographers! Kim's photographs are from our 2014 Andalusia Workshop!Join us this Spring in Spain 2015, for 2 museum shows. All photographs in both shows will be from the Group 2014 Andalusia Nude Workshop!! How exciting!!!
A newly acquired Kim Weston - 8x10 Platinum Photograph "Nude and Palm" is currently being shown in a group exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. The show runs from November 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015.
Gold – one of the most precious metals – is often considered the standard by which other valuables are compared. In photography however, many consider the platinum process to be the most exquisite and luxurious. Expensive to produce platinum prints are coveted for the luscious matte surface texture, subtle range of tones, delicate rendering of the image, and beautiful colors (from a cool, slate grey to rich, warm browns).
Patented in 1873, platinum prints (and their close cousin, palladium prints) have been produced nearly constantly, right to the present. At different stages in the medium’s history, the platinum process has been used to achieve different artistic goals. All that Glitters is Not Gold: Platinum Photography from the Center for Creative Photography presents platinum photographs from the collection of the Center for Creative Photography, including works by Edward Weston, Margrethe Mather, William E. Macnaughtan, Peter Henry Emerson, Dick Arentz and more. They are organized chronologically to illustrate the distinct phases of use and how photographers worked with this beautiful printing process.
For more information please visit: All That Glitters is Not Gold - Phoenix Art Museum
The exhibition is organized by the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.
The WESTON FIGURE WORKSHOP GALLERY exhibit has come to SAN PEDRO, CA. Celebrating ten years of figure photography workshops from Mark Comon's Workshops August 2 - September 25, 2014 at The LOFT Gallery 401 S Mesa St, San Pedro, CA 90731 www.the-loft.net Artist Reception Kim and I will be in attendance on Sunday, September 21. 5-8pm Hope to see you there!
Arts Habitat will present photographer Kim Weston at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, August 26, for a presentation entitled Kim Weston: "Photography as a Lifestyle". Kim will talk and present the idea that he is not just a photographer when he is behind the camera. That photography is a much greater thing and it encompasses all aspects of his life. From the relationships with his wife, son and friends, to cooking elaborate meals and working in his garden.