Very happy to get these remarks. "A set of photographs which are technically outstanding and beautifully presented". There was no mention as to whether I had achieved the primary goal of images in the style of Edward Weston, but on the assumption that no news is good news I assume they were.
This assignment required far more research and time than any of the others and I think that the final set of prints show this. Previous assignments were conceived by content rather than concept, largely due to my inability to think conceptually. Here the brief was to look at a style, not a season or place and after a few days of aimlessly wandering about I regrouped, read more Weston and started again. You can literally photograph anything in his style, indeed he did, toilets, cats, nudes, peppers etc. Keeping within the "Landscape" was the only restriction which seems reasonable. Assignments that required seasonal shooting were often rushed and even now I would like another whole year to drill down into the seasons rather than the superficial work that I will have to show for assessment. The Modernists, Weston , Stieglitz and others had a vision of final output quality that left no room for error or compromise and it is my belief that modern photographers can do the same.