Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Antoine Claudet

Antoine Claudet Born in La Croix-Rousse, France in 1798. Early in his career Claudet headed a glass factory at Choisy-le-Roi, Paris, together with Georges Bontemps. He then moved to England in 1827 to promote the factory with a shop in High Holborn, London. In 1839, his attention was caught by the excitement over the daguerreotype and, in the midst of legal wrangling over […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Weegee

“Remember – you’re as good as your last picture. One day you’re a hero, the next day you’re a bum…” – Weegee Arthur (Usher) Fellig known by his pseudonym Weegee, was a photographer and photojournalist born in the town of Lemburg (Ukraine) on June 12, 1889, known for his stark black and white street photography in New York City. He first worked as […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Peter Sekaer

Peter Sekaer was a photographer born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1901. He immigrated to the United States in 1918 to seek freedom and opportunity. After successfully operating a printing business in New York City producing posters, advertisements and window displays, he enrolled in the Art Students League in 1929 to study painting. He soon became […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Tom Baryl

Tom Baril was born in Connecticut in 1952. After graduating from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1980 with a BA in photography. He attended New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1980 and received a bachelor of arts in photography. After graduating, he served as Robert Mapplethorpe’s exclusive print maker. Since then Baril has distanced himself […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – James VanDerZee

“Somebody would come in and say, “I never take a good picture”. I’d say, Why not? You’ve got two eyes, a nose, and a mouth like everybody else.” – James VanDerZee James Van Der Zee was an American photographer was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1886.  He was known to have produced the most comprehensive […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ralph Morse

“Photography is more than art. In photojournalism, it’s knowledge.” – Ralph Morse Ralph Theodore Morse  was a career staff photographer for Life magazine. He was born in Manhattan in 1917 and raised in the Bronx area of New York City. He lived with his mother and sister in an apartment where the income was $25 a week. At fifteen, he starting working […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rodney Smith

“Photography, with all it’s myriad of critics, curators, pundits, have simply followed the leader. Everyone is chasing each other’s tail, desperate for anything that strikes them as different.” – Rodney Smith Rodney Lewis Smith was a portrait photographer born in New York City in 1947. After he studied English Literature and Religious Studies at University […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rudolf Koppitz

Rudolf Koppitz was born on the 4 January 1884 into a rural Protestant family in Schreiberseifen, a village close to the town of Freudenthal, in the Duchy of Upper and Lower Silesia (what is today Skrbovice near Bruntál in the Czech Republic). He was a Photo-Secessionist whose work includes straight photography and modernist images. He was one of the leading representatives of art photography in Vienna between the world wars. He is best […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

John Dillwyn Llewelyn born in the parish of Llangyfelach, Swansea, Wales on the 12 January 1810. He was a botanist and pioneer photographer. The eldest son of Lewis Weston Dillwyn and Mary Dillwyn, née Adams, the natural daughter of Col. John Llewelyn of Penllergaer and Ynysygerwn. His sister, Mary Dillwyn (1816–1906), is remembered as the earliest female photographer in Wales. Upon coming of age he […]

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