Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Josiah Johnson Hawes

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Josiah Johnson Hawes

Josiah Johnson Hawes was a photographer in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in Wayland, Massachusetts in 1808. At seventeen he was apprenticed to a carpenter and practiced the trade for six years, which he gave up to be an artist. He began his career as a portrait painter. “I purchased books, colours and brushes and commenced the study [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alphonse Bertillon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alphonse Bertillon

" One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind " - Alphonse Bertillon   Alphonse Bertillon was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who applied the anthropological technique of anthropometry to law enforcement creating an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lotte Jacobi

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lotte Jacobi

" In making portraits, I refuse to photograph myself as do so many photographers.my style is the style of people I photograph " - Lotte Jacobi   Johanna Alexandra "Lotte" Jacobi was a German-American photographer noted for her portraits of famous figures. Born in 1896 into a family of photographers, Jacobi studied art history and literature [...]