Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Esteban Gonnet

Esteban Gonnet was a French photographer who emigrated to Argentina, where he focused his work as a photographer. He was born in Grenoble, France and moved to Argentina from Newcastle, England, in 1857. His brother, Louis Gonnet worked in a printing house and lived in Argentina. Gonnet was an officer of the French Navy in 1845. In October 1855 he served…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bruno Braquehais

Bruno Braquehais was a French photographer born in 1823. He was active primarily in Paris in the mid-19th century. Braquehais trained in the lithographic workshop at the state school for the deaf that he attended between the ages of nine and twelve. He showed talent and upon graduation worked as a lithographer before setting himself up as…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Frith

Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1822. He was born into a merchant Quaker family. He originally apprenticed in the cutlery trade, but eventually became a grocer, supplying ships at Liverpool. He attended Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Rodger

George Rodger was a British photojournalist noted for his work in Africa and for taking photographs of the death camps at Bergen-Belsen at the end of the Second World War. He was born in Hale, Cheshire in 1908 and spent his childhood in Cheshire and in Scotland. He attended St. Bee’s College, Cumbria but left…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Karl Blossfeldt

Karl Blossfeldt was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist born in 1865 who worked in Berlin, Germany. In 1881, Blossfeldt began his studies as an apprentice at the Art Ironworks and Foundry in Mägdesprung, Germany, where he studied sculpture and iron casting. He then moved to Berlin to study at the School of the…

Worries! Worries! Wrong Worries!

Although last year has undoubtedly be our hardest but it was my most productive. After losing my job just like many others, I decided not to worry too much about things that I cannot change. Instead I chose to created a daily routine that included for a new job along with creating new work. I…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Weegee

“Remember – you’re as good as your last picture. One day you’re a hero, the next day you’re a bum…” – Weegee Arthur (Usher) Fellig known by his pseudonym Weegee, was a photographer and photojournalist born in the town of Lemburg (Ukraine) on June 12, 1889, known for his stark black and white street photography in New York City. He first worked as…

Patterns and Geometry

As as I am drawn to create more minimal sometime abstract images, I can’t but be captivated by patterns. Patterns not in the usual way. Patterns are all around us. They are an innate parts of most art mediums. Our ability to recognise patterns is a baseline skill for the human eye. It is a…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Albert Renger – Patzsch

“Let us … leave art to the artists, and let us try to use the medium of photography to create photographs that can endure because of their photographic qualities.” – Albert Renger – Patzsch Albert Renger – Patzsch was a German photographer whose cool, detached images formed the photographic component of the Neue Sachlichkeit  associated with…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Tom Baryl

Tom Baril was born in Connecticut in 1952. After graduating from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1980 with a BA in photography. He attended New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1980 and received a bachelor of arts in photography. After graduating, he served as Robert Mapplethorpe’s exclusive print maker. Since then Baril has distanced himself…