Weston’s introduction to photography began with a Kodak camera he received as a gift. He began filming in Chicago and in 1911 opened his own studio in California. At first, adhering to the ideas of pictorialism, later Weston moved into the ranks of supporters of direct photography. He constantly experimented with styles and created unique compositions. He also became the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship.
In the 1920s, Weston became interested in nude photography. This genre remained one of the most frequent in the shooting of the photographer, but in addition, he often shot objects, portraits, landscapes and much more. In 2013, two photographs of Weston’s work were among the most expensive stills ever sold. The Nude was bought for $1.6 million, and Nautilus for $1.1 million. After the death of the photographer, the largest exhibitions of his work were held in the USA and France. Most of the photographs are either exhibited in museums or are in private collections.