Dunes, Oceano



gelatin silver print, 19,3 cm x 24,3 cm / 7,6 x 9,6 inch

In 1936, Edward WESTON, one of the founding members of f/64 group, realised a series of photographs called Oceano. The subjects are 29 dunes photographed in Oceano, California. These large areas of sand excited Edward WESTON’s interest because of the composition they allowed, mostly thanks to their shapes and shadows. Edward WESTON transformed the landscapes in a two-dimensional space by ignoring the sky. Materiality appear only thanks to the alternation between light and shadow zones. The grainy aspect of the sand is removed, it appears instead in a smooth and uniform plummeting, as polished by the winds.

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Dunes, Oceano
Other photographs of the exhibition