Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rudolf Koppitz

Rudolf Koppitz was born on the 4 January 1884 into a rural Protestant family in Schreiberseifen, a village close to the town of Freudenthal, in the Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia (what is today Skrbovice near Bruntál in the Czech Republic). He was a Photo-Secessionist whose work includes straight photography and modernist images. He was one of the leading representatives of art photography in Vienna between the world wars. He is best […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

A State Of Calm

During my every day life I find that I am so easily distracted. I could be writing now and then have the urge to get up and turn up Netflix. A simple noise can jostle me out my element and I would get up and leave things half done. However, with photography things are a […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Creativity – Is there a limit?

The question about whether there is a limit to creativity divides opinion. Maya Angelou said that you can’t use up creativity. The more you use it, the more you have it. Although some of us readily agree, others believe that the mind and social influences can limit creativity. One thing that is sure is that […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Photography Clichés

I was going through some old images the other day and noticed something. I saw a pattern that I never noticed before. Although I push myself not to create the same things over and over again, I must admit that I have my favourites. Favourite composition, favourite edits even. Unfortunately for me, some of those […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn born in the parish of Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales on the 12 January 1810. He was a botanist and pioneer photographer. The eldest son of Lewis Weston Dillwyn and Mary Dillwyn, née Adams, the natural daughter of Col. John Llewelyn of Penllergaer and Ynysygerwn. His sister, Mary Dillwyn (1816–1906), is remembered as the earliest female photographer in Wales. Upon coming of age he […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Simplicity and Starkness of Black and White

“Black and white is mix of toughest simplicity and easiest complexity.” ― Vikrmn, Corpkshetra Striking photographs do not have to be of anything in particular, it is the way you compose them that counts. Bold shapes, strong lines, rich tones and arresting camera angles can turn everyday subjects into exciting images. The further removed from reality they […]

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architecture, Behind The Image, Photography

Photographing Florence

Florence, the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. Florence was the home to the Renaissance. It is in Florence that the new […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francesca Woodman

“A lot of photography is making records of people, as objects, friends. It’s like organising a wardrobe….” – Francesca Woodman Francesca Stern Woodman  was an American photographer born in Denver, Colorado in 1958 best known for her black and white self portraits or female models. Many of her photographs show women, naked or clothed, blurred due to movement and […]

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