Born on March 24, 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois, Edward Henry Weston was a major American photographer and co-founder of Group f/64.
Weston began taking pictures at the age of sixteen when he received a Bull’s Eye #2 camera from his father. His first photos were of the parks of Chicago and his aunt’s farm. His first photograph was published in Camera and Darkroom in 1906. That same year, Weston moved to California where he sold his photographic services door to door, taking pictures of children, pets, and funerals.