Remembrance

86© Edward Weston, Charis Wilson, Nude, 1934, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona

« I sat in the bedroom doorway with the room in a shadow behind me. Even then the light was almost overpoweringly bright. When I ducked my head to avoid looking at it, Edward said « Just keep it that way. » He was never happy with the shadow on my right arm, and I was never happy with the crooked hair part and the bobby pins. But when I see the picture unexpectedly, I remember most vividly Edward examining the print with a magnifying glass to decide if the few visible pubic hairs would prevent him from shipping it through the mails. »

Edward Weston, nudes: remembrance by Charis Wilson, his photographs accompanied by excerpts from the daybooks & letters, an Aperture Book 1977

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© Edward Weston, Charis Wilson, Nude, 1934, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona

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© Edward Weston Charis Wilson, 1935, Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona