Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

“Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed, the greater the adulation. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives then their celebrity status.” - Ron Galella Ronald Edward Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo born in 1931. Dubbed "Paparazzo [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Louise began working as a portrait photographer in 1922, working out of a music store down the block from the New Brunswick temple at which her father was a rabbi. Most of her photographs from this period are of family members and members of her father's temple congregation. In 1925 she moved to Los Angeles and set up a [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

“Chance is the enemy of the photographer.” - Pierre Dubreuil Pierre Dubreuil  was a French photographer, who spent his career in France and Belgium. As a pioneer of modernist photography, Dubreuil embraced innovative techniques and ideas that were celebrated, criticised, and at times, overlooked. Over the course of his career, which was interrupted by both World [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arnold Genthe

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arnold Genthe

“The tremendous development of the camera in recent years has been remarkable. Now almost anyone can take the pictures, and most of them are doing it. But it is rather like giving a 6 year old a pistol.” - Arnold Genthe Arnold Genthe was a German-American photographer, best known for his photographs of San Francisco's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

“The photograph, after all, is just a photograph. Words will determine its meaning and status.” - Wright Morris Wright Marion Morris was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist born in 1910. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artefacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Thérèse Bonney

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Thérèse Bonney

Thérèse Bonney was an American photographer and publicist born in Syracuse, New York, 1894. Bonney grew up in New York and California and graduated from the University of California, took a master’s degree in Romance languages at Harvard University, and, after a short time at Columbia University in New York City, completed her doctorate of [...]

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 [...]