Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Anne Brigman

Anne Brigman was an American photographer born in Hawaii on the 3rd of December 1869. At the age of sixteen, her family moved to Los Gatos, California, and nothing is known about why they moved or what they did after arriving in California. In 1894 she married a sea captain, Martin Brigman. She accompanied her husband on…

Monday’s photography Inspiration – Frances Benjamin Johnston

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864-1952) was born during the American Civil War. Her  career as a photographer began with portrait, news, and documentary work then turned to a focus on contemporary architecture and gardens, culminating in a survey of historic buildings in the southern United States. In the 1880s, Johnston studied art in Paris and then…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marianne Breslauer

Marianne Breslauer was a German photographer born the 20th of November 1909. Born into a liberal Prussian family in Berlin, she studied photography from 1927 to 1929. She then moved to Paris and worked with Man Ray. In 1930, she joined the Ullstein photo studio in Berlin; its director at the time being Elsbeth Heddenhausen.…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Auguste and Louis Lumiere

As sons of a photographic equipment manufacturer and supplier, Auguste and Louis were constantly surrounded by photography and art and developed an intelligence for technology at an early age. Born in Besançon, France, Auguste (born October 19, 1862) and Louis (born October 5, 1864) moved to Lyon, France in 1870 and attended La Martiniere, the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eduard Spelterini

Eduard Spelterini was a Swiss pioneer of ballooning and of aerial photography. Spelterini was very talented musically and had such a beautiful voice that he enrolled at the Paris Conservatorium for three years of singing tuition, where he was one of the top students. Then he fell ill with Tuberculosis and the young man was…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Duane Michals

"I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways." — Duane Michals Duane Michals is an American photographer who creates narratives within a series of images. Blending images with…