Inspirations

Nietzsche on the power of music

“Without music life would be a mistake” – German philosopher, poet, composer and writer Nietzsche “God has given us Music so that above all it can lead us upwards. Music unites all qualities. It can exalt us, divert us, cheer us up or break the hardest of hearts with the softest of its melancholy tones. […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Minor White

Minor White was an American photographer and is one of the masters of photographic modernism. his first creative efforts were in poetry and he took took 5 years to complete a sequence of a hundred sonnets while working as a waiter and bartender. It is after moving to Portland in 1938 that his photography career began. First, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ernst Hass

“Photography is a bridge between science and art. It brings to science what it needs most, the artistic sense and to art art proof that nothing can be imagined which cannot be matched in the counterpoints of nature” – Ernst Haas Ernst Haas is one of the most important figures of the 20th Century. He […]

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Mondays Photography Inspiration – Arnold Newman

“We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds.” Arnold Newman Arnold Newman was a photographer known for his portrait of celebrities, artists etc…. What stands out about his work is the simplicity to his composition. Though his composition seems as though, loads can be learned from his technique. At […]

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Photography

Making and Creating Magic

In this day and age, it is so easy for us to be more concerned about the gear we need, what new we should buy, what new camera is coming out next that we forget why we started taking photographs. Just like many others out there, I thought that I was not creative and that […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh is one of the masters of 20th Century photography. He was an Armenian – Canadian portrait photographer born in Turkey in 1908. He worked most of his life in Ottawa and died in 2002. During his career, he held 14,312 sittings and produced over 150 000 negatives. His extraordinary body of work is really […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Julius Schulman

Julius Shulman was born in Brooklyn in 1910, and his interest in photography started after taking on the subject in high school. He later attended the Univertsin of Berkeley where he earned pocket money by selling his photographs to fellow students. In 1936 he returned to Los Angeles and was enlisted by a friend to take photographs […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Ezra Stoller

Ezra Stoller was an architectural photographer between the 1930s and 1980s. Just like Balthazar Korab, Stoller was also an architect. He began photographing buildings, models and sculpture during he studies. After his graduation, he worked with Paul Strand in the Office of Emergency Management before he was drafted in 1942 as a photographer at the […]

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Photography

It’s All Written In The Sky

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always been fascinated by the sky. I vividly remember remember lying in the sand staring at the sky trying to make out the shapes each passing cloud made. My favourites were when they resembled animals. Till this day I find myself staring at the clouds almost wishing that […]

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