Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn born in the parish of Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales on the 12 January 1810. He was a botanist and pioneer photographer. The eldest son of Lewis Weston Dillwyn and Mary Dillwyn, née Adams, the natural daughter of Col. John Llewelyn of Penllergaer and Ynysygerwn. His sister, Mary Dillwyn (1816–1906), is remembered as the earliest female photographer in Wales. Upon coming of age he [...]

Simplicity and Starkness of Black and White

Simplicity and Starkness of Black and White

“Black and white is mix of toughest simplicity and easiest complexity.” ― Vikrmn, Corpkshetra Striking photographs do not have to be of anything in particular, it is the way you compose them that counts. Bold shapes, strong lines, rich tones and arresting camera angles can turn everyday subjects into exciting images. The further removed from reality they [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francesca Woodman

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francesca Woodman

“A lot of photography is making records of people, as objects, friends. It’s like organising a wardrobe....” - Francesca Woodman Francesca Stern Woodman  was an American photographer born in Denver, Colorado in 1958 best known for her black and white self portraits or female models. Many of her photographs show women, naked or clothed, blurred due to movement and [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

“Photography is a marvellous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds - and one that can be practice by any imbecile.” - Gaspard-Felix Tournachon Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known by the pseudonym Nadar, was a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, balloonist born in 1910. In 1858 he became the first [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Todd Webb was an American photographer known for documenting everyday life and architecture in cities such as New York City, Paris as well as from the American west. was born in Detroit in 1905 and grew up there and in a Quaker community in Ontario. Having been a successful stockbroker in the 1920’s, he lost all of his earnings, and then some, in The [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Platt Lynes

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Platt Lynes

“I’m the damned soul of my damned camera, and God, how it hates me sometimes” - George Platt Lynes George Platt Lynes is recognized today as a master of 20th century photography, influencing artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Though Lynes was commercially successful in New York fashion and portrait photography, his art [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew Brady

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew Brady

“My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have, a great and truthful medium of history.” - Matthew Brady Referred to as the father of photojournalism, Mathew Brady was born in 1823, near Lake George, New York, U.S. Well-known in the 19th-century this American photographer was celebrated [...]