Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence H. White

A self-taught photographer from rural Ohio, Clarence H. White first became famous for his delicate, idealised images of rural family life. He was also known for his subtle portraits of women and children and also as an influential teacher of photography. White had from his early years an appetite for artistic and intellectual pursuits. After finishing high school in Newark, Ohio,…

Are you telling your story through your photography?

"When forced to work within a strict framework, the imagination is taxed to its utmost and will produce its richest ideas" - T.S.Eliot     Choices, choices... We are overrun with choices. The choice of camera, which lens to use, which camera is the best at this and that and we forget the fundamentals of…

Should the final stage of photography be the print?

As more consume more and more images online and digital screens, the question that is commonly raised is whether printing should be the final stage. Henri Cartier - Bresson once said that "the final act of photography is the print." His instincts were toward the final physical print as opposed to pages in books. For many…

Photography – Technique vs Expression

With the release of the Nikon Z mirrorless cameras, it got me thinking about the relationship between technology and our search of perfection. There is nothing so exclusive so cold as perfection. Photography is a technical medium and over the years, the cameras have gotten more sophisticated and with the released of even more sophisticated…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti, born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini, or Assuntina, which became Tina, immigrated to the United States from Udine, Italy, in 1913, joining her father and sister in San Francisco. There, she established herself as an actress before marrying the artist Roubaix de l’Abrie Richey and moving with him to Los Angeles. Soon after…

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…