Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Esteban Gonnet

Esteban Gonnet was a French photographer who emigrated to Argentina, where he focused his work as a photographer. He was born in Grenoble, France and moved to Argentina from Newcastle, England, in 1857. His brother, Louis Gonnet worked in a printing house and lived in Argentina and was the father of Manuel B. Gonnet. Gonnet was officer of the French […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bruno Braquehais

Bruno Braquehais was a French photographer born in 1823. He was active primarily in Paris in the mid-19th century. Braquehais trained in the lithographic workshop at the state school for the deaf that he attended between the ages of nine and twelve. He showed talent and upon graduation worked as a lithographer before setting himself up as […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – KEN SCHLES

“Photography is a tool to make signs of significance. It brings aspects of the world into sharper focus while it deepens their mysteries. Photography both obscures and reveals as it liberates and enslaves. ” – Ken Schles Ken Schles is a photographer and writer, the author of five monographs based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. He […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Frith

Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1822. He was born into a merchant Quaker family. He originally apprenticed in the cutlery trade, but eventually became a grocer, supplying ships at Liverpool. He attended Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – James Valentine

James Valentine was a Scottish photographer born in Dundee on 12 June 1815. He studied photography at the University of St Andrews where he became an acquaintance of Thomas Rodger, who probably photographed him in around 1850. In 1851, he founded his business Valentine & Sons Ltd. He then added portrait photography to the activities to his business, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sommer and Behles

Sommer and Behles was a 19th-century Italian photography studio created by the partnership of photographers Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914) and Edmund Behles (1841-1924). Studios were located in Rome at No. 28 Mario di Fiori, and in Naples at No. 4 Monte di Dio. Each photographer had independent careers and studios prior to and following the partnership […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Albert Lévy

Albert Levy was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. He was born in France in 1847 and most active in the 1880s and 1890s. He was a pioneer of architectural photography. There are indications that Albert Levy was a photographer who also worked variously as bookseller, editor and manufacturer. He was also working in France in 1876 […]

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