Seldom do I have the opportunity to see something common and ordinary in a whole new way. During my photography class, I was introduced to the work of Edward Weston. I will never see vegetables in the same way again.
My favorite image was a black and white photograph of a single cabbage leaf. Edward Weston captured remarkable grace and beauty using one leaf. One imperfect leaf. One perfectly imperfect leaf.
Mr. Weston inspired me to see what I could see. I, too, chose a cabbage leaf, but my attempt was not to duplicate his work. Instead, I went for harsher contrast using a savoy cabbage leaf, which is angular and architectural as compared to the flowing fabric-like leaf Mr. Weston used.
I share a few of my favorites here.
I hope this post inspires you to look at some of Edward Weston’s photographs if you aren’t familiar with his work and, perhaps, to have another look at some of the everyday objects in your life.