Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Margrethe Mather

Mather was an American photographer born in Utah. Her parents were Danish immigrants who had been converted to the Mormon faith by a missionary in Denmark. When she was born, Mather was named Emma Caroline Youngreen. After her mother died she was sent to live in another part of town with her maternal aunt, Rasmine Laurentzen. Laurentzen was the live-in housekeeper…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edna Bullock

Edna Bullock was born and raised in the small rural community of Hollister, California. Although she had dreams of becoming a professional dancer, she was persuaded by her family not to pursue the life of a performer. After college, Edna taught physical education at Fresno High School until 1943 to former concert singer and budding…

The importance of personal work in photography

When we first start our photography journey, we start just like everybody else. What fuels us during those humble beginning is the curiosity to learn and the passion to create. What do we really like about photography? Whether it is the click of the shutter, the perfect light, the story or simply expressing ourselves, there's…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Doris Ulmann

Doris Ulmann, was an American photographer known for her portraits of people living in rural parts of the American South.Born into a  New York family, Ulmann received a progressive education at the Ethical Culture School and took courses in psychology and law at Columbia University. She studied photography with Clarence H. White, first at Columbia in 1907 and later at the Clarence H. White…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier was considered to be one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of photography as a career for women. Originally named Gertrude Stanton, born in 1852,  the portrait photographer who was one of the founders…

Variations series – Simplicity vs Intricacies

The full Variations series is finally completed. This series is something that started totally accidentally. From time to time, I set myself assignments is order to hone my composition skills. My aim for this exercise was to create variations from the same subject. Halfway through the exercise, I realised that this is very similar to…