Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – C.M. Battey

Cornelius Marion Battey was an American photographer who captured portraits of black Americans in a pictorialist style. His photograph of black leaders appeared on the cover of the NAACP’s magazine The Crisis beginning in the 1910s. He later founded and headed up the photography department at the Tuskegee Institute. He was born on August 26, 1873 in Augusta, Georgia, but was raised […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leigh Wiener

“Photographing people is unquestionably the most difficult form of still photography there is. It’s the only area of still photography where the photographer must be a very keen student of psychology. A portrait is not a duplication of a face. A portrait is the revelation of a person. You want to tell something about the […]

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architecture, Photography

Unexpected Lessons

They are many reasons why I would never claim to be a patient person. I find myself losing interest mid-conversations and very often when watching movies. This particular personality flaw has not been aided in any shape or form in this digital age. I get frustrated when my computer slows down or when my phone […]

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Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Helen Levitt

“I never had a project. I would go out and shoot, follow my eyes – what they noticed, I tried to capture with my camera, for others to see.” Helen Levitt Helen Levitt was an American photographer born on August 31st, 1913. She was born in Levitt was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York and was considered to […]

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architecture, Photography

Amongst the clouds

Living in London means that one tries to get use to the unpredictable weather. A week ago, we had a heatwave with temperatures nearing 30 degrees and this week we are back to digging out our Autumn clothes at the end of June. unpredictable is an understatement. I will refrain myself from complaining too much […]

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Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pete Turner

“Looking at photographs, like taking them, can be a joyful, sensuous pleasure. Looking at photographs of quality can only increase that pleasure.” – Pete Turner A pioneer of colour Photography, Pete Turner’s career began during the infancy of colour photography, at a time when colour was used almost exclusively for commercial purposes. Unlike many contemporaries, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lewis Hine

“Photography can light-up darkness and expose ignorance” – Lewis Hine Lewis Hine was an American Photographer born September 26, 1874, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S. He used his art to bring social ills to public attention. After his father was killed in an accident, Hine began working and saved his money for a college education. He studied sociology at […]

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Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rodney Smith

Rodney Lewis Smith (1947–2016) was born in New York City. He found his artistic inspiration while visiting the permanent collection of photography at the Museum of Modern Art during his junior year in college. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1970, he went on to earn a master’s degree in theology from Yale […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Christina Broom

Christina Broom was a Scottish photographer born in1862 and credited as the UK’s first female press photographer. She may not be a household name, yet her photographs captured some of the most momentous and extraordinary events of the early 20th century. She married Albert Edward Broom in 1889 and had a daughter Winifred Margaret, born […]

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