Inspirations, Photography

Monday Photography Inspiration – James VanDerZee

“Somebody would come in and say, “I never take a good picture”. I’d say, Why not? You’ve got two eyes, a nose, and a mouth like everybody else.” – James VanDerZee James Van Der Zee was an American photographer was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1886.  He was known to have produced the most comprehensive […]

Read more
Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Howard Bingham

Howard Leonid Bingham was the biographer of Muhammad Ali and a professional photographer born in Jackson Mississipi 1939. One of eight children of Willie Emmaline and Willie E Bingham Jr. He was the son of a minister and Pullman porter. The family moved to Los Angeles when Howard was four. After an initial interest in music, Howard studied photography at Compton Community College, […]

Read more
Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Don Hogan Charles

Don Hogan Charles was an American photographer born on September 9th, 1938. He was the first African-American staff photographer hired by The New York Times.  He attended George Washington High School in Manhattan and went on to study engineering at City College of New York before dropping out to pursue photography. In 1964, after leaving City College, Charles joined The New York Times and remained there for […]

Read more
Inspirations, Photography

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 […]

Read more
Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann was a German photographer born in Cottbus in 1815, Brandenburg. Wehrnert-Beckmann first worked as a hairdresser in Dresden in 1839. There, in 1840, she met her future husband, Eduard Wehnert a photographer,  who introduced her to the daguerrotype process and to the recently introduced colour-tinting process based on glass-plate negatives which allowed an unlimited number of prints. In 1843, […]

Read more
Inspirations, Photography

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 […]

Read more
Inspirations, Photography

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 […]

Read more