Brett Weston


Classic photographers

“On his 80th birthday, Brett Weston fed sixty years worth of his negatives into the large fireplace in his home on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Some of the negatives didn’t burn immediately. So Weston doused them with kerosene. Yes, he was something of a pyro. Over the course of that evening in 1991, flames consumed the raw material of one of the greatest photographic legacies in the history of the medium.”

Thus begins an interesting article about the life and work of Brett Weston. And there is quite an ironic ending to the story of the burning negatives. Find more photos here; if you want to see more use Google - it’s an easy search for this classic photographer.