Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn born in the parish of Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales on the 12 January 1810. He was a botanist and pioneer photographer. The eldest son of Lewis Weston Dillwyn and Mary Dillwyn, née Adams, the natural daughter of Col. John Llewelyn of Penllergaer and Ynysygerwn. His sister, Mary Dillwyn (1816–1906), is remembered as the earliest female photographer in Wales. Upon coming of age he […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francesca Woodman

“A lot of photography is making records of people, as objects, friends. It’s like organising a wardrobe….” – Francesca Woodman Francesca Stern Woodman  was an American photographer born in Denver, Colorado in 1958 best known for her black and white self portraits or female models. Many of her photographs show women, naked or clothed, blurred due to movement and […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ilse Bing

“I didn’t choose photography; it chose me. I didn’t know it at the time. An artist doesn’t think first then do it, he is driven.” – Ilse Bing Ilse Bing was an American-German photojournalist and commercial photographer born in 1899 to a Jewish family, she went on to study at universities in Frankfurt and Vienna. She […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

“The photograph, after all, is just a photograph. Words will determine its meaning and status.” – Wright Morris Wright Marion Morris was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist born in 1910. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artefacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Dennis Hopper

” I was compulsive shooter back then. I was very shy, and it was a lot easier for me to communicate If I had a camera between me and other people “ – Dennis Hopper   Dennis Hopper was an actor, filmmaker, visual artist, and photographer. He carved out a place in Hollywood history, with […]

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