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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

“Pictorialism never really had the same interest for me as the real snapshot - that is, people and things as the man on the street sees them.” - Paul Martin   Paul Augustus Martin was born in Herbeuville, France in 1864 in Alsace-Lorraine, but in the wake of the Franco-Prussian war and experiencing dire poverty during the Paris Commune fled [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Laszlo Willinger

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Laszlo Willinger

“The only thing that was expected of me was to make images that the press would choose to print over everyone else’s.... To get printed, yours had to be the best.” - Laszlo Willinger   László Josef Willinger was a Jewish-German photographer, most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities born in [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Toni Frissell

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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

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 [...]