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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Aaron Siskind

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Aaron Siskind

"We look at the world and see what have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect.. but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs." - Aaron Siskind Aaron Siskind was an influential American teacher, editor, and photographer who is best known for his innovations in abstract photography. Born in New York City, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Dorothy Wilding

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Dorothy Wilding

Dorothy Frances Edith Wilding (10 January 1893 – 9 February 1976) was a noted English professional portrait photographer from Gloucester, who established successful studios in both London and New York. She is known for her portraits of the British Royal Family, some of which were used to illustrate postage stamps, and in particular for her studies of actors and [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rosalie Gwathmey

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rosalie Gwathmey

"We all know that if the language isn't eloquent, no one bothers to finish the story" - Rosalie Gwathmey   Gwathmey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the daughter of successful architect, Charles C. Hook, and Ida MacDonald Hook. Rosalie married painter, Robert Gwathmey in 1935. She gave birth to their son, Charles Gwathmey, in 1938. He is another [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Oliver Gagliani

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Oliver Gagliani

"You will never make a photograph that everyone likes, so make sure you will like every one of your photographs" - Oliver Gagliani   Oliver Gagliani (1917–2002) was an American photographer, a master of large format photography, darkroom technique, and the Zone System. Upon seeing a retrospective of Paul Strand's work in 1945 at the San Francisco Museum of [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Josiah Johnson Hawes

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Josiah Johnson Hawes

Josiah Johnson Hawes was a photographer in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in Wayland, Massachusetts in 1808. At seventeen he was apprenticed to a carpenter and practiced the trade for six years, which he gave up to be an artist. He began his career as a portrait painter. “I purchased books, colours and brushes and commenced the study [...]

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 [...]