Monday Photography Inspiration – Gjon Mili

Gjon Mili was an Albanian photographer from Korça born in November 28, 1904. Mili spent his childhood in Romania, attending Gheorghe Lazăr National College in Bucharest, and migrating to the United States in 1923. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon graduation in 1927, he worked for Westinghouse as a lighting research engineer until 1938. Through experiments…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig was an American photographer born in Brooklyn, New York who specialised in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City.  After sustaining a serious injury to his right hand while working at a glass wholesaler, Leipzig joined the Photo League where he studied photography and took part in Sid Grossman’s Documentary Workshop and…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Édouard Baldus

Édouard-Denis Baldus was a French landscape, architectural and railway photographer born in 1813 in Grünebach, Prussia.  He originally trained as a painter and had also worked as a draughtsman and lithographer before switching to photography in 1849. At twenty-five-year-old Édouard Baldus arrived in Paris to study painting in 1838, shortly before Louis Daguerre first showed his magically precise photographic…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Bedford

Francis Bedford was an English photographer born in 1815 in 1815. He began his career as an architectural draughtsman and lithographer, before taking up photography in the early 1850s. He was one of England’s most prominent landscape photographers and the first to accompany a royal tour. He helped to found the Royal Photographic Society in 1853….

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Clifford

Charles Clifford was a Welsh photographer born in 1820. Not much is known about his early life, but by November 1850, he was running a photographic portrait gallery in Madrid. Clifford was mostly for his daguerreotype, calotype and wet plate collodion images of scenes from around Spain. Although known mainly for his collections of photographs…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Soulier

Charles Soulier (1840 – 1876) was a French photographer mostly known for his panoramas of Paris between 1854 and185, later worked with stereoscopic views. It is unclear when Charles Soulier was born or died. The first mention of him is in a magazine La Lumiere where he is described as a “painter on glass” who…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Antonio Beato

Antonio Beato was a British and Italian photographer. Antonio Beato’s origins are uncertain; he was probably born in Venetian territory sometime after 1832.  His elder brother Felice Beato, at least, was born in Venice, but the family may have moved to Corfu, which had been a Venetian possession until 1814 when it was acquired by Britain. Antonio often used…

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 – Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner was one of Britain’s first photographers born in May 1815. He was also a founding-member of the Photographic Society of London which was formed in 1853. His images were based on the traditionally ‘picturesque’ styles and subjects of the generation of watercolour painters before him.  At 16, he became an apprentice to…

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…