Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Madame Yevonde

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Madame Yevonde

Madame Yevonde was an English photographer born on the 5th January 1893 in Streatham, South London. Educated in liberal schools in the UK, France and Belgium, she joined the suffragette movement in 1910. Upon leaving school, she returned to the family home in Bromley, Kent and became active in suffragette activities, but realising that she was [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

The American photographer and artist Adelaide Hanscom Leeson was born 25 November 1875. Adelaide began her career in the “traditional arts” and in the 1890s studied painting with local artists and design at the University of California. Between 1892 and 1900 she contributed her still lifes in pastel, crayon, oil and watercolours to the exhibits [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Helmut Gernsheim

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Helmut Gernsheim

Born in Germany in 1913, he originally planned to follow in the family tradition and study art history. His father was a historian of Literature and his brothers were historians of art and economics, respectively. Gernsheim began his study of art history at the University of Munich. However, his brother advised him “as an art [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Philippe Halsman

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Philippe Halsman

"Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character"- Philippe Halsman Philippe Halsman was born in Riga and began [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Peter Dombrovskis

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Peter Dombrovskis

Peter Dombrovskis as an Australian photographer. Dombrovskis was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1945.  He emigrated to Australia with his mother Adele and started taking photographs in the 1960's. He was strongly influenced by Lithuanian-Australian pioneer, conservationist and photographer Olegas Truchanas, who became a father figure to him. He was equally influenced by landscape photographers [...]