Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

"Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest" - Lisette Model Lisette Model was born in Vienna, where she studied piano and compositional theory with Arnold Schönberg before moving to Paris. She discontinued her musical career in 1933, and discovered photography through her sister Olga and her friend Rogi André, André Kertész's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Alice Austen was an American photographer born the 17th of March, 1866. Austen became interested in photography when her uncle, Oswald Müller, brought home a camera around 1876. Alice's uncle Peter Townsend Austen was a chemistry professor at Rutgers who taught her photographic processing. Peter and Oswald converted a closet on the second floor into Alice's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Gisèle Freund was a German-born French photographer and photojournalist, born in Schöneberg District, Berlin famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. In 1931, Freund studied sociology and art history at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany. From 1932-33 she studied at the Institute for Social, Sciences, University of Frankfurt under Theodor W. Adorno, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marianne Breslauer

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

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 [...]