Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Roy DeCarava

“I happen to believe that photography is not about black and white; it’s about grays.” – Roy DeCarava Born in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1919, Roy DeCarava came of age during the Harlem Renaissance, when artistic activity and achievement among African Americans flourished across the literary, musical, dramatic, and visual arts. After graduating […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Howard Bingham

Howard Leonid Bingham was the biographer of Muhammad Ali and a professional photographer born in Jackson Mississipi 1939. One of eight children of Willie Emmaline and Willie E Bingham Jr. He was the son of a minister and Pullman porter. The family moved to Los Angeles when Howard was four. After an initial interest in music, Howard studied photography at Compton Community College, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Don Hogan Charles

Don Hogan Charles was an American photographer born on September 9th, 1938. He was the first African-American staff photographer hired by The New York Times.  He attended George Washington High School in Manhattan and went on to study engineering at City College of New York before dropping out to pursue photography. In 1964, after leaving City College, Charles joined The New York Times and remained there for […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Phil “Snapdragon” Stern

“There is no such thing as the perfect picture. That’s the challenge of photography. I was always striving for perfection, even though I knew I could never achieve it. But it kept me reaching for something.” – Phil “Snapdragon” Stern Philip “Snapdragon” Stern was an American photographer born in 1919. He was known for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, as […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rodney Smith

“Photography, with all it’s myriad of critics, curators, pundits, have simply followed the leader. Everyone is chasing each other’s tail, desperate for anything that strikes them as different.” – Rodney Smith Rodney Lewis Smith was a portrait photographer born in New York City in 1947. After he studied English Literature and Religious Studies at University […]

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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, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

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 […]

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Behind The Image, Photography

A State Of Calm

During my every day life I find that I am so easily distracted. I could be writing now and then have the urge to get up and turn up Netflix. A simple noise can jostle me out my element and I would get up and leave things half done. However, with photography things are a […]

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