Symmetry and Repetition in Photography

One of the things that I love to do the most in life is travel. Travel is one of those special things that has the power to inspire. It allows us to discover new things and step out of our comfort zone. When you are limited on time, waiting for inspiration to strike or for…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Robert Turnbull Macpherson

Robert Turnbull Macpherson was a Scottish artist and photographer born in 1814 and worked in Rome, Italy, in the 19th century. Not much is known from Macpherson’s childhood until his studies in medicine at the University of Edinburgh between 1831 and 1835. Apparently, he did not complete his medical studies and subsequently studied art at…

Seeing Details in architecture

Our instincts when we first see a scene that draw our attention is to try and fit everything into one image. I for one purchased a wide angle lens for this exact purpose. However, I’ve come to learn that details are just as important as the entire scene. In architecture, details have the power to…

Monday Photography Inspiration – KEN SCHLES

“Photography is a tool to make signs of significance. It brings aspects of the world into sharper focus while it deepens their mysteries. Photography both obscures and reveals as it liberates and enslaves. ” – Ken Schles Ken Schles is a photographer and writer, the author of five monographs based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. He…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Frith

Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1822. He was born into a merchant Quaker family. He originally apprenticed in the cutlery trade, but eventually became a grocer, supplying ships at Liverpool. He attended Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sommer and Behles

Sommer and Behles was a 19th-century Italian photography studio created by the partnership of photographers Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914) and Edmund Behles (1841-1924). Studios were located in Rome at No. 28 Mario di Fiori, and in Naples at No. 4 Monte di Dio. Each photographer had independent careers and studios prior to and following the partnership…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Félix Bonfils

Félix Bonfils was a French photographer and writer born in 1831. He was one of the first commercial photographers to produce images of the Middle East on a large scale and amongst the first to employ a new method of colour photography, developed in 1880. Félix worked as a bookbinder but in 1860 he joined…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Albert Lévy

Albert Levy was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. He was born in France in 1847 and most active in the 1880s and 1890s. He was a pioneer of architectural photography. There are indications that Albert Levy was a photographer who also worked variously as bookseller, editor and manufacturer. He was also working in France in 1876…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Emma Schenson

Emma Schenson was a Swedish photographer and painter born in 1827. She was one of the earliest professional female photographers in Sweden. Schenson was the daughter of the academy treasurer John Schenson and the school administrator Maria Magdalena Hahr. There are no records of her education or of how she became familiar with photography. By…

The beauty in art and architecture

Art has been around for so long that it has become an integral part of our lives. Art is a universal expression of the soul. The ancient carvings in an Egyptian cave, the beautiful words of a poet and the abstract objects in a painting all define art as timeless, pure and perfect. Art is…