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,…

Dark Hope

It is really strange how we get attached to our work. I have finished this images for a while but have been pretty attached to them. This is a series of work called Dark Hope. This is my first series of work that it is about Hope. Contrary to the title, the collection is about finding…

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…

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…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sebastião Salgado

Today I would like to share with with a trailer of a film by Wim Wenders and Julian Salgado called The Salt of the Earth. A film based on Sebastião Salgado work and his mission through his work. If you’ve seen his Genesis exhibition, you will see that the clear message throughout is that our…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Andreas Feininger

Andreas Feininger was was an American photographer known for his black and white photography of New York from the 40s and 50s. He studied cabinetmaking and architecture at the Bauhaus and established a Swedish firm specialising in architectural and industrial photography. He was a staff photographer for Life Magazine for two decades from 1943 to…

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…

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…

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…

Time for something different – City of London

  For someone with an extremely short attention span (except when watching TV), it is good for me to with things up. For a while now, I’ve been wanting to shoot Cityscape but from my own perspective. With so many tall buildings in London with viewing areas, it is so easy to capture exactly what…