Edward & Cole Weston
Laughing Eyes: A Book of Letters Between Edward and Cole Weston, 1923-1946
Compiled and edited by Paulette Weston
Published by Carmel Publishing Company, 2000Published by Wild Horse Island Press, Kalispell, Montana, 2003, First Edition
Laughing Eyes is a collection of letters, family photographs and memorabilia between legendary photographer Edward Weston and his son Cole that provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of the first family of twentieth-century photography – the Westons. Here is a personal account of an artist maturing into his role as one of the great photographers of the century and of a boy growing up through the era of the Great Depression and World War II.
160 pages, Hardcover
Edited by Kurt Markus, Charis Wilson, and John Woods
Published by Wild Horse Island Press, Kalispell, Montana, 2003, First Edition
Publisher Description: Dune collects, for the first time, the sand dune photographs of both Edward and Brett Weston, two giant names in modern photography. Previously, their remarkable dune photographs–dramatic abstractions of light and shadow and sensuous shape–were featured as samples in overview publications on the artists, just a picture here and there. This lush volume brings together father and son in a personal, unique fashion, showcasing the photographs each made in the same locations. Adding depth is an original essay by Brett Weston’s longtime friend, traveling companion and biographer, John Charles Woods. Woods’ intimate, forthcoming narrative describes what it was like to accompany the younger Weston into the dunes and what his habits and personality were like. Charis Wilson, Edward Weston’s one-time wife, excerpts a passage from her acclaimed book Through Another Lens, in which she tells of a 1936 trip she and her husband made to the dunes of Oceano, California. Also included are correspondence between father and son, and excerpts from Edward Weston’s daybooks.
96 pages, 60 tri-tone plus varnish illustrations, hardcover