Volume 9 in the Portfolios of Brett Weston
Introduction by Bernard Freemesser
Afterword by Roger Aikin
15 reproductions, 44 pages
12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
In 1975 Brett Weston was sixty-four years old and had been making photographs for fifty years. He had married and divorced for the fourth and last time, his daughter Erica was grown, and he had achieved international recognition and considerable financial security.
Oregon photographers are well aware of the great diversity and visual possibilities in their native landscape. Weston fell in love with Oregon in the late 1960s and made several close friends there, especially Gerald Robinson, who wrote the introduction for Weston’s Europe portfolio of 1973 and to whom this portfolio is dedicated, and Bernard Freemesser, who wrote the introduction for his Oregon portfolio.
The Oregon portfolio exemplifies Brett Weston’s unique vision at the height of his powers. His subjects are familiar—water, ice, metal, rocks, sand, and trees—but their treatment is mysterious, unexpected, free, and joyful.