Aspen Valley

Edward Weston


Edward Weston created sharply focused black-and-white photographs of nature using a large-format camera.  To capture detail equally in the tangle of tree branches and landscape of Aspen Valley, Weston also used the smallest aperture–or variable opening through which light passes–on his camera.  Beginning in the early 1930s, Weston exhibited as part of Group f/64, a photography collective named after this aperture setting.  Together these photographers pioneered and promoted a new modernist style of photography that sought to capture the minute details and essential qualities of their West Coast subject matter.