Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eve Arnold

"If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument" - Eve Arnold Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Eve Arnold was a photojournalist that began photographing in 1946, while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City, and…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – José Medeiros

José Medeiros was a documentary photographer born in 1921 in Teresina (Nordeste). At the age of 12, his father taught him photography techniques  and at the age of 18, he moved to Rio to study architecture but ended up following his passion and began working with reviews, taking photos of celebrities. After the war, the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Misonne

Leonard Misonne was a master pictorialist photographer, whose atmospheric landscapes and street scenes are among the finest pictorial depictions of such subject matter. He was an engineer turned painter, pianist and photographer. Working on light and grey monochromes, Leonard Misone’s images diffused foggy and yet luminous atmospheres highlighted by dramatic skies. There is something very tender…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward Steichen

Born in Luxembourg, Steichen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 2 years old. During the 1890's, he independently studied both painting and photography applying himself to their commercial and fine art possibilities. He understood early on that the only way to persuade the public that photography was fine art was…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eugene Atget

Eugène Atget was born in Libourne near Bordeaux in 1857.  He worked as a sailor in his youth then turned to the stage only with minor success. At fourty, he quit his acting career and after trying his hand at painting, he finally discovered his true calling which was photography. His life as a photographer…