Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alphonse Bertillon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alphonse Bertillon

" One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind " - Alphonse Bertillon   Alphonse Bertillon was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who applied the anthropological technique of anthropometry to law enforcement creating an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lotte Jacobi

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lotte Jacobi

" In making portraits, I refuse to photograph myself as do so many photographers.my style is the style of people I photograph " - Lotte Jacobi   Johanna Alexandra "Lotte" Jacobi was a German-American photographer noted for her portraits of famous figures. Born in 1896 into a family of photographers, Jacobi studied art history and literature [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Seydou Keïta

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Seydou Keïta

Today is my birthday so I thought I would share a photographer from the African continent. Keïta was born in 1921 in Bamako, Mali, although the exact date is unknown. He was the oldest in a family of five children. Keïta developed an interest in photography when his uncle gave him a Kodak Brownie with a film with eight [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – August Sander

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – August Sander

" I never made a person look bad. They do that themselves. The portrait is your mirror. It's you " - August Sander August Sander was a German portrait and documentary photographer born in Herdorf in 1876. Described as one of the most important German portrait photographer of the early twentieth century, August Sander was [...]