Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was an American photographer, and co-founder of Group f/64. Most of his work was done using an 8 by 10 inch view camera.
In 1922, Weston experienced a transition from pictorialism to straight photography, becoming “the pioneer of precise and sharp presentation”. His pictures included the human figure as well as items of nature, including seaside wildlife, plants, and landscapes.
After 1927, Weston worked mainly with nudes, still life — his shells and vegetable studies were especially important — and landscape subjects. Read full wikipedia article.