Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt was an American advertising and documentary photographer born in Paris in 1928. He along with his family immigrated to the US when he was 10 years old settling in Los Angeles. He studied photography and filmmaking at Los Angeles City College and the New School for Social Research. He was drafted into the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Fan Ho

Born in Shanghaï, China, in 1931, Ho fist picked up a camera at the age of 13 when his father gave him a Rolleiflex twin lens camera. After moving to Hong Kong later on, he bean to document life on the streets of the bustling city. Largely self- taught, his photos display a fascination with […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Frederick H. Evans

Frederick H. Evans was a British photographer known for his platinum prints of architectural interiors of English and French cathedrals. Little is known of Evan’s early life. He initially owned a small bookshop in London where many artists and writers, including George Bernard Shaw and Audrey Beardsley came together. Frederick Evans took some portraits of his […]

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Thoughts of the week – Life

I came across this video by philosopher Alan Watts thoughts on life and how thinking of it as a journey is the wrong way to go about it. It seems as though we are constantly waiting for something, waiting to graduate, waiting to enough money to do something, waiting for success and we continue to […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Auguste Sander

Since the mid- nineteenth century, photography has played an increasingly vital role in the recording and interpretation of history. One of the most amitious documentary projects ever undertaken was conceived by the German photographer, August Sander. He took up photography as a teenager, while working at a local mine. He spent his military service from […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Robert Capa

Born Endre Erno Friedmann in Budapest in 1923, he began making photographs in 1930. The following year, he settlled in Berlin, where he began a career with the Dephot picture agency. He fled to Paris in 1933, to escape the Nazi regime. There, he adopted a subtle name change to André Friedmann. In Paris, he […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke – White was an American documentary photographer. She studied under Clarence White, whose school was unique in the United States in being the only one devoted to teaching art photography and the principles of modernism. She began working as an industrial photographer, producing a significant body of work for Otis Steel Company in […]

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Thoughts of the Week – Commitments

As I was finishing up this image, I started thinking about how long it took to get the fine details just right. Then it got me thinking about the commitment and focus involved that we have give to achieve work that has integrity and maturity. As we all know commitment is not always easy. First […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt trained as a photographer in Vienna. After he met poet Ezra Pound and took his portrait in return for which he introduced him to Man Ray in 1929. He then assisted in Ray’s studio in Paris for 3 months, after which he travelled in Europe, settling in London in 1932. in his book, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Berenice Abbott

“Photography helps people to see” – Berenice Abbott Berenice Abbott was an American photographer known for her black and white images of New York architecture. The lesser known fact about this photographer is the fact that she was a great portrait photographer as well. Berenice  Abbott start in photography was as Man Ray’s assistant in […]

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