Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

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, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rudolf Koppitz

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rudolf Koppitz

Rudolf Koppitz was born on the 4 January 1884 into a rural Protestant family in Schreiberseifen, a village close to the town of Freudenthal, in the Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia (what is today Skrbovice near Bruntál in the Czech Republic). He was a Photo-Secessionist whose work includes straight photography and modernist images. He was one of the leading representatives of art photography in Vienna between the world wars. He is best [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn born in the parish of Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales on the 12 January 1810. He was a botanist and pioneer photographer. The eldest son of Lewis Weston Dillwyn and Mary Dillwyn, née Adams, the natural daughter of Col. John Llewelyn of Penllergaer and Ynysygerwn. His sister, Mary Dillwyn (1816–1906), is remembered as the earliest female photographer in Wales. Upon coming of age he [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francesca Woodman

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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Todd Webb was an American photographer known for documenting everyday life and architecture in cities such as New York City, Paris as well as from the American west. was born in Detroit in 1905 and grew up there and in a Quaker community in Ontario. Having been a successful stockbroker in the 1920’s, he lost all of his earnings, and then some, in The [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Platt Lynes

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Platt Lynes

“I’m the damned soul of my damned camera, and God, how it hates me sometimes” - George Platt Lynes George Platt Lynes is recognized today as a master of 20th century photography, influencing artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Though Lynes was commercially successful in New York fashion and portrait photography, his art [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew Brady

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew Brady

“My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have, a great and truthful medium of history.” - Matthew Brady Referred to as the father of photojournalism, Mathew Brady was born in 1823, near Lake George, New York, U.S. Well-known in the 19th-century this American photographer was celebrated [...]