Volume 12 in the Portfolios of Brett Weston
Introduction by Rossario Mazzeo
Afterword by Roger Aikin
20 reproductions, 60 pages
Printed by Dual Graphics in 400 Line Screen Quadtone
Originally Portfolio Published in 1977
12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″
The subjects in Twenty Photographs are the same ones that had attracted Weston all his life—the landscape at infinity, selected fragments of the natural landscape such as rocks, ice, water, trees, and cacti, as well as detritus of the man-made environment such as rusting metal or peeling paint. The photographs in this portfolio were all made with a medium-format camera—a Rollei SL66 that Brett had been given by the Rolliflex Corporation. The use of this camera, as opposed to the 8×10-inch view camera that Weston had used throughout his career enabled a greater spontaneity, which a number of the photographs in this portfolio reveal.
Twenty Photographs is dedicated to his oldest friends, Don and Estelle Ross. The Rosses accompanied him on many of his photography trips and had introduced him to Baja California, the subject of his sixth portfolio. The introduction is by the famous clarinetist and photographer Rosario Mazzeo who had managed the personnel at the Boston Symphony Orchestra for over thirty years, and who had moved to Carmel in 1960.