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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Peter Dombrovskis

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Peter Dombrovskis

Peter Dombrovskis as an Australian photographer. Dombrovskis was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1945.  He emigrated to Australia with his mother Adele and started taking photographs in the 1960's. He was strongly influenced by Lithuanian-Australian pioneer, conservationist and photographer Olegas Truchanas, who became a father figure to him. He was equally influenced by landscape photographers [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Marville

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Marville

Charles Marville was a French photographer born in 1813, who mainly photographed architecture, landscapes and the urban environment. Marville achieved moderate success as an illustrator of books and magazines early in his career. It was not until 1850 that he shifted course and took up photography—a medium that had been introduced just eleven years earlier. [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Nègre

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Nègre

Charles Nègre  was a pioneering photographer born in Grasse, France. He studied painting under Ingres and Delaroche, another of whose pupils, Gustave Le Gray, introduced him to photography. Delaroche encouraged the use of photography as research for painting; Nègre started with the daguerreotype. After a short period of making daguerreotypes, he embraced the calotype process, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration -Jessie

Monday’s Photography Inspiration -Jessie

Jessie Tarbox Beals was an American photographer and the first published female photojournalist in the United States. She is best known for her freelance news photographs, particularly of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and portraits of places such as Bohemian Greenwich Village. She was the first female  staff photographer hired by The Buffalo Inquirer [...]

Thoughts of the week

"Too many people overvalue what they are not, and undervalue what they are" - Malcolm Forbes Hope everyone had a wonderful start to the week. Been meaning to right this post earlier but I just wanted to sleep even though it's light outside and it makes feel like I am just lazy. To be honest, [...]