Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

"Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest" - Lisette Model Lisette Model was born in Vienna, where she studied piano and compositional theory with Arnold Schönberg before moving to Paris. She discontinued her musical career in 1933, and discovered photography through her sister Olga and her friend Rogi André, André Kertész's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Alice Austen was an American photographer born the 17th of March, 1866. Austen became interested in photography when her uncle, Oswald Müller, brought home a camera around 1876. Alice's uncle Peter Townsend Austen was a chemistry professor at Rutgers who taught her photographic processing. Peter and Oswald converted a closet on the second floor into Alice's [...]

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 – Gisèle Freund

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Gisèle Freund was a German-born French photographer and photojournalist, born in Schöneberg District, Berlin famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. In 1931, Freund studied sociology and art history at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany. From 1932-33 she studied at the Institute for Social, Sciences, University of Frankfurt under Theodor W. Adorno, [...]

Monday’s photography Inspiration – Frances Benjamin Johnston

Monday’s photography Inspiration – Frances Benjamin Johnston

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was born during the American Civil War. Her  career as a photographer began with portrait, news, and documentary work then turned to a focus on contemporary architecture and gardens, culminating in a survey of historic buildings in the southern United States. In the 1880s, Johnston studied art in Paris and then [...]