Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

“Photography is a marvellous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds - and one that can be practice by any imbecile.” - Gaspard-Felix Tournachon Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known by the pseudonym Nadar, was a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, balloonist born in 1910. In 1858 he became the first [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Todd Webb was an American photographer known for documenting everyday life and architecture in cities such as New York City, Paris as well as from the American west. was born in Detroit in 1905 and grew up there and in a Quaker community in Ontario. Having been a successful stockbroker in the 1920’s, he lost all of his earnings, and then some, in The [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jerome Liebling

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jerome Liebling

Jérôme Liebling was an American photographer, director and teacher, he was born on April 14th, 1924 in Harlem and died on July 27th, 2011 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He grew up in poverty in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 1942, Liebling dropped out during the first semester from the Brooklyn University and joined the Second [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Platt Lynes

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Platt Lynes

“I’m the damned soul of my damned camera, and God, how it hates me sometimes” - George Platt Lynes George Platt Lynes is recognized today as a master of 20th century photography, influencing artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe and Herb Ritts. Though Lynes was commercially successful in New York fashion and portrait photography, his art [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew Brady

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew Brady

“My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have, a great and truthful medium of history.” - Matthew Brady Referred to as the father of photojournalism, Mathew Brady was born in 1823, near Lake George, New York, U.S. Well-known in the 19th-century this American photographer was celebrated [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration- H. H. Bennett

Monday’s Photography Inspiration- H. H. Bennett

Henry Hamilton Bennett was born in Farnham, Lower Canada. In 1857, at the age of 14, Bennett moved with his father and uncle to Wisconsin. They settled in Kilbourn City, today known as Wisconsin Dells, and Henry worked as a carpenter in the town. After the outbreak of the American Civil War, Bennett joined the army and fought [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

“Pictorialism never really had the same interest for me as the real snapshot - that is, people and things as the man on the street sees them.” - Paul Martin   Paul Augustus Martin was born in Herbeuville, France in 1864 in Alsace-Lorraine, but in the wake of the Franco-Prussian war and experiencing dire poverty during the Paris Commune fled [...]