Monday Photography Inspiration – Gjon Mili

Gjon Mili was an Albanian photographer from Korça born in November 28, 1904. Mili spent his childhood in Romania, attending Gheorghe Lazăr National College in Bucharest, and migrating to the United States in 1923. He studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upon graduation in 1927, he worked for Westinghouse as a lighting research engineer until 1938. Through experiments…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig was an American photographer born in Brooklyn, New York who specialised in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City.  After sustaining a serious injury to his right hand while working at a glass wholesaler, Leipzig joined the Photo League where he studied photography and took part in Sid Grossman’s Documentary Workshop and…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Bedford

Francis Bedford was an English photographer born in 1815 in 1815. He began his career as an architectural draughtsman and lithographer, before taking up photography in the early 1850s. He was one of England’s most prominent landscape photographers and the first to accompany a royal tour. He helped to found the Royal Photographic Society in 1853….

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Soulier

Charles Soulier (1840 – 1876) was a French photographer mostly known for his panoramas of Paris between 1854 and185, later worked with stereoscopic views. It is unclear when Charles Soulier was born or died. The first mention of him is in a magazine La Lumiere where he is described as a “painter on glass” who…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Esteban Gonnet

Esteban Gonnet was a French photographer who emigrated to Argentina, where he focused his work as a photographer. He was born in Grenoble, France and moved to Argentina from Newcastle, England, in 1857. His brother, Louis Gonnet worked in a printing house and lived in Argentina. Gonnet was an officer of the French Navy in 1845. In October 1855 he served…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Robert Turnbull Macpherson

Robert Turnbull Macpherson was a Scottish artist and photographer born in 1814 and worked in Rome, Italy, in the 19th century. Not much is known from Macpherson’s childhood until his studies in medicine at the University of Edinburgh between 1831 and 1835. Apparently, he did not complete his medical studies and subsequently studied art at…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Albert Lévy

Albert Levy was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. He was born in France in 1847 and most active in the 1880s and 1890s. He was a pioneer of architectural photography. There are indications that Albert Levy was a photographer who also worked variously as bookseller, editor and manufacturer. He was also working in France in 1876…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Shadbolt

George Shadbolt was a British writer, editor, student of optics and photographer with a strong interest in innovative techniques, who was active during the 1850s-1860s. He was reported to have made the first microphotograph, he was also an early advocate of photographic enlargement, as well as compound and combination printing. Shadbolt’s dislike of the glare…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jean Dieuzaide

“My inward joy is to look at the interplays of light and photograh them… Without light, nothing exists, and there is no more liberty.” – Jean Dieuzaide Jean Dieuzaide was a French photographer who was born in n Grenade, Haute-Garonne in 1921. At 13, he was given a cardboard Coronet 6 x 9 camera. He attended…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Martine Frank

“I feel concerned at what is happening in the world, and involved in what surrounds me. I do not wish merely to “document”, I want to know why a certain thing bothers me or attracts me, and how a situation can affect the person involved,” – Martine Franck  Martine Frank was a British-Belgian documentary photographer…