Kim Weston is a third-generation member of one of the most important and influential families in modern photography. His recognition as a singularly creative artist and photographer continues a family legacy that traces its roots back to his grandfather Edward Weston, one of the true visionaries in the history of the photographic medium, as well as his uncle Brett Weston, who achieved international fame as a master of black and white abstract photography.
Kim’s father Cole is also recognized as a pioneer in large-format fine art color photography, and it was while working as a darkroom assistant for his father, who produced numerous gallery prints from Edward Weston’s original negatives, that Kim first learned the craft of photography. Kim further refined and mastered the craft of fine art black and white photography working as an assistant to his uncle Brett.
In a career spanning four decades, Kim Weston has come to be recognized in his own right as one of the most insightful and accomplished practitioners of figurative/nude photography, producing an extensive and masterful portfolio of work that draws deeply, yet expands upon the traditions and canon of the nude in classical and modern European art.
I make pictures, which are meant to be direct and truthful. I do not explain or rationalize this work or my passion for it. I leave it to the viewer to find the surprises. I hope the work generates feelings; otherwise I have failed.