Cara Weston is a fine art photographer living and working in the beautiful community of Carmel California. She is the daughter of renowned photographer Cole Weston and actress Helen Prosser-Weston, niece of Brett Weston and granddaughter of Edward Weston – recognized as the leading visionary in modern photography.
Having worked with her father Cole and Uncle Brett, Cara has followed the path of her heritage. The body of work she has created over the past two decades respects the craftsmanship tradition of the medium and reflects a unique voice within her family. Her images now stand alongside her famous descendants as a prime example of fine art image making in the twenty-first century.
In addition to her work as a photographer, Cara is the former director of the internationally renowned Weston Gallery in Carmel. As director she curated shows that included exhibitions for luminaries such as Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna and of course Edward, Cole and Brett Weston. In addition to the gallery exhibitions she has produced, Cara has also curated several art shows in Los Angeles and New York that have featured the best works of today’s art photographers.
Cara is also the proud mother of two wonderful daughters and has recently published her first book of photographs, “Head in the Clouds”; a compilation of cloud studies from various years which show the strength and ephemeral beauty existing above our horizon. Her work can be viewed on her website and is in several international exhibits and collections.
Photographing is a form of meditation for me. Everything slows down; my senses come alive while my mind focuses on the moment.
I am constantly drawn to the contrasts in life. What I see around me whether it is in form, light or subject matter forms an element of contrast, and my eye searches for this.
I have been blessed to have been around photography all my life in one way or another. It was not until I was older that I realized the impact my heritage had on me. Viewing amazing images all my life did bring focus to my vision and the way I see the world.
I photograph and create for myself, and when people like my images it is the icing on the cake!