Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence H. White

A self-taught photographer from rural Ohio, Clarence H. White first became famous for his delicate, idealised images of rural family life. He was also known for his subtle portraits of women and children and also as an influential teacher of photography. White had from his early years an appetite for artistic and intellectual pursuits. After finishing high school in Newark, Ohio,…

The magic of unpredictability in photography

As far as I could remember, I've had everything planned. From what I studied, where I would go to school and so on............... The only problem was that life gave me a rude awakening and taught me that things don't always go according to plan. It took me a long time to admit this. For…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eduard Spelterini

Eduard Spelterini was a Swiss pioneer of ballooning and of aerial photography. Spelterini was very talented musically and had such a beautiful voice that he enrolled at the Paris Conservatorium for three years of singing tuition, where he was one of the top students. Then he fell ill with Tuberculosis and the young man was…

Are you telling your story through your photography?

"When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas" - T.S.Eliot     Choices, choices... We are overrun with choices. The choice of camera, which lens to use, which camera is the best at this and that and we forget the fundamentals of…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. She grew up in Hollywood in the heyday of the 1920s and 1930s. At the age of 10, she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex. She began by photographing her friends and teachers at school. At 17 years old she took a monumental bicycle trip…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Duane Michals

"I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways." — Duane Michals Duane Michals is an American photographer who creates narratives within a series of images. Blending images with…