Behind The Image

Travel and Inspiration

I’ve been quite stagnant lately both creatively, mentally and emotionally. For the past decade or so, photography has been my outlet and also a way for me to figure things out. However, it hasn’t been effective for a while so I have been contemplating travelling more and more. It got me thinking as why this […]

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Photography

Notes from a chaotic mind

They are some days where I just sit in front of my computer staring at an image on the screen. Everything I try just seems boring. On the worst days, the screen is simply just blank and I have no idea where to start. Whether you photograph, draw or paint, those kind of days are […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Frith

Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1822. He was born into a merchant Quaker family. He originally apprenticed in the cutlery trade, but eventually became a grocer, supplying ships at Liverpool. He attended Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – James Valentine

James Valentine was a Scottish photographer born in Dundee on 12 June 1815. He studied photography at the University of St Andrews where he became an acquaintance of Thomas Rodger, who probably photographed him in around 1850. In 1851, he founded his business Valentine & Sons Ltd. He then added portrait photography to the activities to his business, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sommer and Behles

Sommer and Behles was a 19th-century Italian photography studio created by the partnership of photographers Giorgio Sommer (1834-1914) and Edmund Behles (1841-1924). Studios were located in Rome at No. 28 Mario di Fiori, and in Naples at No. 4 Monte di Dio. Each photographer had independent careers and studios prior to and following the partnership […]

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Photography

What’s your best camera?

Lately, I’ve found myself using the camera on my phone more and more to create images. I currently have an iPhone XS with great camera ability but it has never been a camera that I rely on to create images. With the extensive edits that I carry out on the images that I capture in […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Augustus Washington

Augustus Washington was an African-American photographer and daguerreotypist born in 1820. He was born in New Jersey as a free person and immigrated to Liberia in 1852. He is one of the few African-American daguerreotypists whose career has been documented. Washington grew up in the Americas of the 1820s, a time when African Americans were denied even the most basic […]

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