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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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 – Clarence John Laughlin

“The creative photographer sets free the human contents of objects; and imparts humanity to the inhuman world around him.” – Clarence John Laughlin Clarence John Laughlin was an American photographer born in 1905. He was best known for his surrealist photographs of the American South. His rocky childhood, southern heritage, and interest in literature influenced his work greatly. […]

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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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Monday’s Photography inspiration – Gustave Marissiaux

Gustave Marissiaux was a Belgian pictorial photographer and a law student, before he took up photography in 1894. During the same year, he was elected t to the Belgian Association of Photography (B. A.P.). His country views denote a symbolist influence. Portrait is also an important part of his work. He not only practised it as […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bisson Freres

The two brothers Louis-Auguste and August-Rosalie Bisson known collectively as the Bisson Frères,  captured Europe’s attention with their striking, large-scale photographs of French churches and historic monuments across Europe. Their breathtaking alpine views shot on an expedition led by Napoleon III to celebrate the return of Savoy to France were widely celebrated, enhancing their reputation […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration -Louis Emille Durandelle

Louis-Émile Durandelle (1839 – 1917) was a French photographer best known for his work documenting the renovation of Paris during the Second Empire. He, along with his partner, Delmaet (with whom he worked until 1862) photographed the new Opera of Paris and its construction in great detail. After its opening, Louis-Emile Durandelle made a publication […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Samuel H Gottscho

Samuel Herman Gottscho was an American architectural, landscape, and nature photographer born in 1875. After attending several architectural photograph exhibitions, Gottscho decided to perfect and improve his own work and sought out several architects and landscape architects. After twenty-three years as a traveling lace and fabric salesman, Gottscho became a professional commercial photographer at the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ray Metzker

Ray K. Metzker  is an American photographer known for both his work in cityscape and landscape photography. Metzer is acknowledged as one of photography’s true innovators since the early 1960’s. Early in his career, his work was marked by unusual intensity. Composites, multiple-exposure, superimposition of negatives, juxtapositions of two images, solarization and other formal means […]

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