Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Milton Rogovin

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Milton Rogovin

“The rich have their own photographers... I photograph the forgotten ones.” - Milton Rogovin Milton Rogovin was an American photographer born in New York in  1909. He was considered to be America’s most significant social documentary photographers. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and enrolled in Columbia University, from which he graduated in 1931 with [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rudolf Koppitz

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rudolf Koppitz

Rudolf Koppitz was born on the 4 January 1884 into a rural Protestant family in Schreiberseifen, a village close to the town of Freudenthal, in the Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia (what is today Skrbovice near Bruntál in the Czech Republic). He was a Photo-Secessionist whose work includes straight photography and modernist images. He was one of the leading representatives of art photography in Vienna between the world wars. He is best [...]

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 – Paul Martin

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

“Pictorialism never really had the same interest for me as the real snapshot - that is, people and things as the man on the street sees them.” - Paul Martin   Paul Augustus Martin was born in Herbeuville, France in 1864 in Alsace-Lorraine, but in the wake of the Franco-Prussian war and experiencing dire poverty during the Paris Commune fled [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Laszlo Willinger

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Laszlo Willinger

“The only thing that was expected of me was to make images that the press would choose to print over everyone else’s.... To get printed, yours had to be the best.” - Laszlo Willinger   László Josef Willinger was a Jewish-German photographer, most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities born in [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Toni Frissell

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Toni Frissell

‘I’d rather stalk with a camera than a gun’ - Toni Frissell Born in 1907, Antoinette Frissell Bacon better known as Toni Frissell was a native New York city photographer known for her fashion photography, World War II photographs, and portraits of famous Americans, Europeans, children, and women from all walks of life. When Frissell [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

"I believe in functional photography because it has the quality of extreme clarity and to the audience a vivid realism. Documentation of a social scene is one of the functions to which photography is particularly well adapted." - Sol Libsohn   A New Yorker by birth, Mr. Libsohn taught himself how to take pictures after [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Louise began working as a portrait photographer in 1922, working out of a music store down the block from the New Brunswick temple at which her father was a rabbi. Most of her photographs from this period are of family members and members of her father's temple congregation. In 1925 she moved to Los Angeles and set up a [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

“Chance is the enemy of the photographer.” - Pierre Dubreuil Pierre Dubreuil  was a French photographer, who spent his career in France and Belgium. As a pioneer of modernist photography, Dubreuil embraced innovative techniques and ideas that were celebrated, criticised, and at times, overlooked. Over the course of his career, which was interrupted by both World [...]