Join the "Friends of Edward Weston/Weston Scholarship" for an enchanting evening at Kim & Gina Weston's home at Wildcat Hill in Carmel Highlands, CA.
Back in the day Wildcat Hill was known as the "little house with the big mood". Edward Weston and his cronies spent many nights whooping it up, sharing meals, dancing, reading poetry and looking at each other's work. All kinds of famous artists gathered here, Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange, to name just a few.
It will be amazing experience! Here is your opportunity to make your own memories and experience what they had. Come step back in time and imagine Edward Weston showing his photographs, then step into his original darkroom where he made some of his most famous prints. Feel the spirit that still lives at Wildcat Hill today! This evening will be an exclusive bohemian night of food, photography, entertainment, festivity and wine. Just like they used to do it in the old days. Come party with us in the former home of Edward Weston!
Donation $500 per ticket, Limited to 20. Each ticket holder will go home with an original silver gelatin Photograph made by Kim Weston or Roman Loranc. Our way of giving back!
Kim Weston has been a fine art nude photographer for over 30 years. He is a third-generation member of one of the most important and creative families in photography; grandson of photographer Edward Weston, son of photographer Cole Weston and nephew of photographer Brett Weston. He learned his craft assisting his father Cole in the darkroom making gallery prints from his grandfather Edward’s original negatives. Kim also worked for many years as an assistant to his uncle Brett, whose bold, abstract photographs rank as some of the finest example. “It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you’re fulfilling that inner need, and for me the need is more the process than the finished product. My photographs are stories of the process.”
Gina (Colletto) Weston was born and raised in Carmel CA. She grew up in the family business "The Homestead Inn" located in the heart of Carmel. This experience gave her extensive hands on training in management and directing, which has led her to be the co-owner of Weston Photography along with her husband Kim Weston. Self-taught, Gina has become proficient in sales, web design, social media, graphic design, directing and production. She applies these skills in her business, selling black and white fine art photography, producing and managing fine art photography workshops and mentoring young photographers. Gina has given back to her community by spearheading Weston Scholarship since 2004.
Roman Loranc was born in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and immigrated to the United States in 1981. In 1984 he moved to California, and shortly thereafter fell in love with the Central Valley. Roman is a fine art black and white photographer. Loranc shoots most of his pictures within an hour's drive of his home in California but he is also interested in exploring his ancestral roots in Europe. For this reason he makes occasional photographic forays into Poland and Lithuania. "I think of myself as a regional photographer," Loranc says, "but that does not mean the photography cannot be understood beyond the region. Right now people all over the United States indicate to me that regionalism, born of an informed attachment, has universal appeal."