Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Anne Brigman

Anne Brigman was an American photographer born in Hawaii on the 3rd of December 1869. At the age of sixteen, her family moved to Los Gatos, California, and nothing is known about why they moved or what they did after arriving in California. In 1894 she married a sea captain, Martin Brigman. She accompanied her husband on…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marianne Breslauer

Marianne Breslauer was a German photographer born the 20th of November 1909. Born into a liberal Prussian family in Berlin, she studied photography from 1927 to 1929. She then moved to Paris and worked with Man Ray. In 1930, she joined the Ullstein photo studio in Berlin; its director at the time being Elsbeth Heddenhausen.…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eduard Spelterini

Eduard Spelterini was a Swiss pioneer of ballooning and of aerial photography. Spelterini was very talented musically and had such a beautiful voice that he enrolled at the Paris Conservatorium for three years of singing tuition, where he was one of the top students. Then he fell ill with Tuberculosis and the young man was…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Duane Michals

"I think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways." — Duane Michals Duane Michals is an American photographer who creates narratives within a series of images. Blending images with…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Harry Callahan

“The difference between the casual impression and the intensified image is about as great as that separating the average business letter from a poem" _ Harry Callahan   Harry Morey Callahan was an American photographer, who is considered to be one of the great innovators of modern American photography. He was born in Detroit, Michigan…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti, born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini, or Assuntina, which became Tina, immigrated to the United States from Udine, Italy, in 1913, joining her father and sister in San Francisco. There, she established herself as an actress before marrying the artist Roubaix de l’Abrie Richey and moving with him to Los Angeles. Soon after…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Margrethe Mather

Mather was an American photographer born in Utah. Her parents were Danish immigrants who had been converted to the Mormon faith by a missionary in Denmark. When she was born, Mather was named Emma Caroline Youngreen. After her mother died she was sent to live in another part of town with her maternal aunt, Rasmine Laurentzen. Laurentzen was the live-in housekeeper…