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…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Shadbolt

George Shadbolt was a British writer, editor, student of optics and photographer with a strong interest in innovative techniques, who was active during the 1850s-1860s. He was reported to have made the first microphotograph, he was also an early advocate of photographic enlargement, as well as compound and combination printing. Shadbolt’s dislike of the glare…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Drahomir Josef Ruzicka

Drahomír Joseph Ruzicka was born in Bohemia in 1870. At age six he moved with his family to a farm near Wahoo, Nebraska. A state that drew many Czech immigrants. In 1882, the young Ruzicka went to New York to finish high school, then to Vienna for college, and graduated from New York University with…

Introducing Michael Scandling and his minimal seascape series

I would like to introduce you to an artist who’s work I greatly inspires me. Michael and I became acquainted last year. Unbeknown to me, he had been following my blog for a while. After seeing some images from his current seascape series, I felt compelled to share them here. Michael is a very talented…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Augustus Washington

Augustus Washington was an African-American photographer and daguerreotypist born in 1820. He was born in New Jersey as a free person and immigrated to Liberia in 1852. He is one of the few African-American daguerreotypists whose career has been documented. Washington grew up in the Americas of the 1820s, a time when African Americans were denied even the most basic…

Passion vs Vision

Photographs have become an universal language. We all have numerous images within our reach. I personally have over 3000 images on my phone, some dating back to 2010. I capture because I feel compelled to and I keep picking up my camera because I find peace and it is my way of seeing what’s around….

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jan Bulhak

Jan Bułhak was born on October 6, 1876 in Ostaszyn, near Navahrudak, at that time Russian Empire now Belarus. From 1888 till 1897 he studied at Russian classical gymnasium (a pre-Revolution secondary public school of the Russian Empire) in Vilnius. In 1897, he entered Jagiellonian University in Krakow where he studied literature, history and philosophy,…