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 [...]

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 [...]