Edward Weston與Ansel Adams組成美國攝影史上有名的f/64群體。
裸體、雲、特寫的岩石、樹木、蔬菜和貝殼，為Edward Weston鏡頭下的主角，一如Ansel Adams的讚譽，他的攝影作品還原大自然的面貌，展現自然造化的力量。
Edward Weston沒有上過一天攝影課，在攝影藝術領域裡，投入為期46年漫長的探索，直到1948年得了柏金森症，才被迫放下照相機。1965年是The Flame of Recognition第一版出版時間，匯集這位攝影大師的作品、手寫筆記與信件摘錄等，並經由Ansel Adams的前言，以及曾任MOMA當代藝術館館長Nancy Newhall 的導讀，引領讀者走進大師鏡頭下的裸體人像和靜物風景，讓讀者感受何謂照片裡面有詩的意境。
This classic monograph, first issued as a hardcover volume in 1965, began its life in 1958 as a monographic issue of Aperture magazine published in celebration of Westons life. Drawing on a decades-long collaboration between the photographer and Nancy Newhall, Aperture cofounder and early MoMA curator, this volume brings together a sequence of images and excerpts from Westons writing in an effort to channel the photographers spirit of creativity and, in his own words, present clearly my feeling for life with photographic beauty . . . without subterfuge or evasion in spirit or technique. Now, fifty years later, Aperture is pleased to present a reissue of this volume, which covers the range of Westons greatest works. Accompanying and amplifying the images are Westons own thoughts, excerpted from his now-famed Daybooks and letters. Others who contributed to the making of the book include two of the artists sons, Brett and Cole, and two other Aperture cofounders: filmmaker and author Dody Weston Thompson and photographer Ansel Adams, whose essay on the jacket offers a posthumous tribute to a remarkable artist and his oeuvre. A brief bibliography as well as a chronology offer further insight into the life and work of this giant of twentieth-century photography.