Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

“Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed, the greater the adulation. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives then their celebrity status.” - Ron Galella Ronald Edward Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo born in 1931. Dubbed "Paparazzo [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Louise began working as a portrait photographer in 1922, working out of a music store down the block from the New Brunswick temple at which her father was a rabbi. Most of her photographs from this period are of family members and members of her father's temple congregation. In 1925 she moved to Los Angeles and set up a [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

“Chance is the enemy of the photographer.” - Pierre Dubreuil Pierre Dubreuil  was a French photographer, who spent his career in France and Belgium. As a pioneer of modernist photography, Dubreuil embraced innovative techniques and ideas that were celebrated, criticised, and at times, overlooked. Over the course of his career, which was interrupted by both World [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sergio Larraín Echeñique

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sergio Larraín Echeñique

"A good image is created by a state of grace. Grace expresses itself when it has been freed from conventions, free like a child in his early discovery of the reality. The game is then to organise the rectangle" - Sergio Larraín Echeñique   Born in Santiago in 1931,  the Chilean photographer Sergio Larraín Echeñique [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Aaron Siskind

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Aaron Siskind

"We look at the world and see what have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect.. but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs." - Aaron Siskind Aaron Siskind was an influential American teacher, editor, and photographer who is best known for his innovations in abstract photography. Born in New York City, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rosalie Gwathmey

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rosalie Gwathmey

"We all know that if the language isn't eloquent, no one bothers to finish the story" - Rosalie Gwathmey   Gwathmey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the daughter of successful architect, Charles C. Hook, and Ida MacDonald Hook. Rosalie married painter, Robert Gwathmey in 1935. She gave birth to their son, Charles Gwathmey, in 1938. He is another [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Josiah Johnson Hawes

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Josiah Johnson Hawes

Josiah Johnson Hawes was a photographer in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in Wayland, Massachusetts in 1808. At seventeen he was apprenticed to a carpenter and practiced the trade for six years, which he gave up to be an artist. He began his career as a portrait painter. “I purchased books, colours and brushes and commenced the study [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alphonse Bertillon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alphonse Bertillon

" One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind " - Alphonse Bertillon   Alphonse Bertillon was a French police officer and biometrics researcher who applied the anthropological technique of anthropometry to law enforcement creating an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first [...]