Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Auguste and Louis Lumiere

As sons of a photographic equipment manufacturer and supplier, Auguste and Louis were constantly surrounded by photography and art and developed an intelligence for technology at an early age. Born in Besançon, France, Auguste (born October 19, 1862) and Louis (born October 5, 1864) moved to Lyon, France in 1870 and attended La Martiniere, the…

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,…

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…

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…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mario DiGirolamo

In a world jam-packed with photography lessons and manuals, the remarkable simplicity with which Mario DiGirolamo see photography is refreshing. To be a good photographer, one needs a few technical skills, but mostly the right mindset. Street photography, above all, epitomises this idea of being open to a situation and making sense of it. Mario DiGirolamo…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Harry Callahan

“The difference between the casual impression and the intensified image is about as great as that separating the average business letter from a poem" _ Harry Callahan   Harry Morey Callahan was an American photographer, who is considered to be one of the great innovators of modern American photography. He was born in Detroit, Michigan…