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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Kurt T. West

Once a world class glamour photographer Kurt Weston, now a legally blind artist, offers alternative views and perspectives, recontextualizing his fashion portraits and fashion runway scenes with a photo-impressionist perspective.  Weston’s highly stylized color saturated images capture the look, as well as, the feel of contemporary fashion, highlighting the aesthetics of clothing, hairstyle and the fabulous models who bring them to life. Weston’s soft-focus interpretations represent how Weston now sees the world which is much like an impressionist painting.

Biography:

Kurt Weston, world-class photographer turned blind visionary is a resident of Mission Viejo, California and a Master of Fine Arts graduate from California State University, Fullerton.  Weston, 62 was once a glamor photographer. He would jet to Europe with top makeup artists and hair stylists, transforming models to create the ultimate in style and beauty. His life changed in 1996, when the photographer became legally blind from Uveitis, an inflammatory eye condition. In 2010 Kurt was recognized by Arts Orange County with the Outstanding Artist Achievement Award and in 2012 he appeared on national television, CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield program highlighting his photographs and advocacy. Kurt’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in both private and public collections.

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