Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

“Photography is a marvellous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds - and one that can be practice by any imbecile.” - Gaspard-Felix Tournachon Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known by the pseudonym Nadar, was a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, balloonist born in 1910. In 1858 he became the first [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration- H. H. Bennett

Monday’s Photography Inspiration- H. H. Bennett

Henry Hamilton Bennett was born in Farnham, Lower Canada. In 1857, at the age of 14, Bennett moved with his father and uncle to Wisconsin. They settled in Kilbourn City, today known as Wisconsin Dells, and Henry worked as a carpenter in the town. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, Bennett joined the army and fought [...]

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 – Ron Galella

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

“Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed, the greater the adulation. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives then their celebrity status.” - Ron Galella Ronald Edward Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo born in 1931. Dubbed "Paparazzo [...]

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 [...]