Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

"I believe in functional photography because it has the quality of extreme clarity and to the audience a vivid realism. Documentation of a social scene is one of the functions to which photography is particularly well adapted." - Sol Libsohn   A New Yorker by birth, Mr. Libsohn taught himself how to take pictures after [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

“Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed, the greater the adulation. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives then their celebrity status.” - Ron Galella Ronald Edward Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo born in 1931. Dubbed "Paparazzo [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Louise began working as a portrait photographer in 1922, working out of a music store down the block from the New Brunswick temple at which her father was a rabbi. Most of her photographs from this period are of family members and members of her father's temple congregation. In 1925 she moved to Los Angeles and set up a [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

“Chance is the enemy of the photographer.” - Pierre Dubreuil Pierre Dubreuil  was a French photographer, who spent his career in France and Belgium. As a pioneer of modernist photography, Dubreuil embraced innovative techniques and ideas that were celebrated, criticised, and at times, overlooked. Over the course of his career, which was interrupted by both World [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arnold Genthe

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arnold Genthe

“The tremendous development of the camera in recent years has been remarkable. Now almost anyone can take the pictures, and most of them are doing it. But it is rather like giving a 6 year old a pistol.” - Arnold Genthe Arnold Genthe was a German-American photographer, best known for his photographs of San Francisco's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

“The photograph, after all, is just a photograph. Words will determine its meaning and status.” - Wright Morris Wright Marion Morris was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist born in 1910. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artefacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Freed

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Freed

“Photography is like life. What does it all mean? I don’t know, but you get an impression, a feeling... I’m very suspicious of people who say they know what it means.” - Leonard Freed Born in Brooklyn, New York, to working-class Jewish parents of Eastern European descent, Leonard Freed first wanted to become a painter. [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Inge Morath

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Inge Morath

"Photography is a strange phenomenon. You trust your eye and you cannot help but bare your soul. One's vision finds of necessity the form suitable to express it." - Inge Morath   Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. First educated in French-speaking schools, Morath relocated in the 1930s with her family to Darmstadt, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sergio Larraín Echeñique

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sergio Larraín Echeñique

"A good image is created by a state of grace. Grace expresses itself when it has been freed from conventions, free like a child in his early discovery of the reality. The game is then to organise the rectangle" - Sergio Larraín Echeñique   Born in Santiago in 1931,  the Chilean photographer Sergio Larraín Echeñique [...]