Inspirations, Photography

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Freed

“Photography is like life. What does it all mean? I don’t know, but you get an impression, a feeling… I’m very suspicious of people who say they know what it means.” – Leonard Freed Born in Brooklyn, New York, to working-class Jewish parents of Eastern European descent, Leonard Freed first wanted to become a painter. […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Inge Morath

“Photography is a strange phenomenon. You trust your eye and you cannot help but bare your soul. One’s vision finds of necessity the form suitable to express it.” – Inge Morath   Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. First educated in French-speaking schools, Morath relocated in the 1930s with her family to Darmstadt, […]

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