thanks to the ovation channel, i discovered edward weston and charis wilson today. i first became aware of the O channel when they showed up at a local guerrilla garden dig to get some footage for a doc they're making. (i also got an interview in there...airs april.)
back to edward and charis: i'm totally intrigued and want to know more about these lovers, photographer and muse. i don't have this channel on my cable network so i'm going to miss the showing of the eloquent nude. augh!!!
The Eloquent Nude: (taken from Ovation's website)
She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the world of photography. When they met, they fell instantly in love. Setting off across the West with camera and typewriter in the depths of the Great Depression, Charis Wilson and Edward Weston transformed photography, and each other. Now age 90, Charis Wilson recounts her years with Weston with great humor, candor, and some regret. She recalls the adventure they set out on and collaborations with photographer Ansel Adams. Combining insight from leading scholars, rare archival images, and convincingly authentic reenactments, Eloquent Nude presents a remarkable true story of love and loss, travel and adventure, and an intimate look at the making of Modern photography.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010