Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-Five Photographs

Near Carmel, California, there is a small beach studded with rocks, shells, and sand formed over thousands of years. The tide pushes in daily with a great, uninterrupted force of life, pounding the giant rocks and sand, yet gently feeding and refreshing the sparkling tide pools that spawn life in all its amazing micro detail. Nearby on the cliffs above are paths carved between giant boulders, set next to majestic Cypress trees and greenery. This area is Point Lobos, and this beach—Weston Beach—is named for a man who changed the way many people saw these natural wonders, and so many other everyday things as well. Edward Henry Weston was his own great force of life. His photographs have become synonymous with the beauty of the West and California in particular, inspiring many photographers and admirers, and leaving his indelible mark as one of the 20th century’s most important photographers.

Edward Weston: One Hundred Twenty-Five Photographs is available for purchase ($250) at www.ammobooks.com, amazon.com, bn.com, and many independent stores worldwide.
Photos: Collection Center for Creative Photography © 1981 Arizona Board of Regents/Courtesy of www.ammobooks.com.

Edward Weston (1886-1958) is an icon of American photography. His black-and-white photographs are considered among the most important images of the 20th century. Today, Weston’s photographs are highly coveted at auction and are exhibited by countless museums throughout the world.

Celebrating the 125th birthday of one of America’s most important and influential photographers, AMMO Books has published an exquisitely produced limited edition, featuring the work of one of the medium’s greatest master craftsmen. This lavish hardcover book is wrapped in European gold cloth, debossed with Weston’s signature, and set inside an elegant slipcase box. This limited edition book contains 125 of Weston’s iconic images, including many lesser-known gems. Additionally, a detailed introduction, along with reproductions of many unseen photographs and ephemera help round out this ultimate tribute to a legendary photographer.

Portrait of Margrethe in Garden, 1918, photograph by Edward Weston.

Frida Kahlo, 1930, photograph by Edward Weston.

Cabbage Leaf, 1931, photograph by Edward Weston.

Shell, 1927, photograph by Edward Weston.
Photos: Collection Center for Creative Photography © 1981 Arizona Board of Regents/Courtesy of www.ammobooks.com.

Printed on lush and heavy paper stock, its duotone reproductions are of the highest grade possible, made from newly created digital scans direct from the master images within the vaults of the Edward Weston Archive at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona. Only 2000 copies of this special, limited edition book will be released worldwide. However, a popular edition of the book ($50) will be released this November for purchase.

Guadalupe Marín De Rivera, 1924, photograph by Edward Weston.

Manuel Hernández Galván, Shooting, 1924, photograph by Edward Weston.

It’s our pleasure to share these images and thank the publisher, AMMO Books, for permission to do so.—Editor