Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Kassian Cephas

Kassian Cephas was a Javanese photographer of the court of the Yogyakarta Sultanate. He was the first indigenous person from Indonesia to become a professional photographer and was trained at the request of Sultan Hamengkubuwana VI (r. 1855–1877). As a youth, Cephas became a pupil of Protestant Christian missionary Christina Petronella Philips-Steven and followed her to nearby Bagelen, Purworejo….

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Thomas Andrew

Thomas Andrew was a New Zealand photographer who was born in Takapuna in 1855, a suburb in Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. He worked as a photographer in Napier. He later opened a studio in Auckland which was destroyed by fire. In 1891, he went to Samoa where he worked with two other New Zealand photographers, Alfred John…

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 Photography Inspiration – KEN SCHLES

“Photography is a tool to make signs of significance. It brings aspects of the world into sharper focus while it deepens their mysteries. Photography both obscures and reveals as it liberates and enslaves. ” – Ken Schles Ken Schles is a photographer and writer, the author of five monographs based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. He…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Roger Fenton

Roger Fenton was a British photographer born in August 1819, noted as one of the first war photographers. He was born in Crimble Hall, Heywood, Lancashire into a wealthy family. He was the fourth of seven children. Roger Fenton is a towering figure in the history of photography, the most celebrated and influential photographer in England during the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – LeRoy “Granny” Grannis

LeRoy “Granny” Grannis was a veteran sports photographer born in August, 1917. He is best known for his surfing and sea related images from the 1960s. The New York Times dubbed him “the godfather of surf photography. He was born in Hermosa Beach, California meant that he had been living on a beachfront since his childhood. By the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pete Turner

“Looking at photographs, like taking them, can be a joyful, sensuous pleasure. Looking at photographs of quality can only increase that pleasure.” – Pete Turner A pioneer of colour Photography, Pete Turner’s career began during the infancy of colour photography, at a time when colour was used almost exclusively for commercial purposes. Unlike many contemporaries,…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bruce Davidson

“If I am looking for a story at all, it is in my relationship to the subject – the story that tells me, rather than that I tell” – Bruce Davidson Bruce Landon Davidson is an American photographer born in 1933 in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago . He is known for photographing communities usually hostile…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Christina Broom

Christina Broom was a Scottish photographer born in1862 and credited as the UK’s first female press photographer. She may not be a household name, yet her photographs captured some of the most momentous and extraordinary events of the early 20th century. She married Albert Edward Broom in 1889 and had a daughter Winifred Margaret, born…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Nat Fein

Nat Fein was a photographer Fein born in Manhattan, NY in 1914. He is best known for photographing Babe Ruth. He was raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He began to work for the New York Herald Tribune as a copyboy in 1932. After investing in a camera years later, he became a press photographer for…