Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Antoine Claudet

Antoine Claudet Born in La Croix-Rousse, France in 1798. Early in his career Claudet headed a glass factory at Choisy-le-Roi, Paris, together with Georges Bontemps. He then moved to England in 1827 to promote the factory with a shop in High Holborn, London. In 1839, his attention was caught by the excitement over the daguerreotype and, in the midst of legal wrangling over […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Photography Failures

A key lesson that I learned in photography is that consistency is key. As a way to keep myself accountable and be consistent, I chose to start a photography blog. Before publishing my first post, I did some research. One of the most common advice given were to only share your best images. Same goes […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

Looking up for a view

When it comes to architecture, looking up is inevitable. Especially in a place like London with all of its skyscrapers. Sooner or later, you end up pointing your camera towards the sky. Some architectural elements can also only reveal their full effect when viewed from below. This particular view demonstrates how powerful this perspective is […]

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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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