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…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Emma Justine Farnsworth

  Since March is women's month, I thought that I would share some of my favourite female inspiration throughout this month. I decided to do because my life has been greatly influenced by great women. Women ahead of their time, women whose faith and belief in people is beyond everything else I've known in my…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward Steichen

Born in Luxembourg, Steichen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 2 years old. During the 1890's, he independently studied both painting and photography applying himself to their commercial and fine art possibilities. He understood early on that the only way to persuade the public that photography was fine art was…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – André Kertész

Born in Budapest, Kertész taught himself how to use a camera and had his first photos published while a member of the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. Kertész emigrated to Paris in 1925, where he became acquainted with members of the Dada movement, he achieved critical and commercial success. In Paris he found critical and commercial…

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,…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Alfred Stieglitz

"Photography is not an art. Neither is painting, literature or music. They are only different media for the individual to express his aesthetic feelings. You do not have to be a painter or a sculptor to be an artist. You maybe a shoemaker. You may be creative as such. And, if so, you are a…