Inspirations, Photography

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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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arnold Genthe

“The tremendous development of the camera in recent years has been remarkable. Now almost anyone can take the pictures, and most of them are doing it. But it is rather like giving a 6 year old a pistol.” – Arnold Genthe Arnold Genthe was a German-American photographer, best known for his photographs of San Francisco’s […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Germaine Krull

  Germaine Krull (29 November 1897 – 31 July 1985), was a great modernist photographer, activist, inveterate traveller and hotelier Germaine Krull. Germaine was born born in Wilda-Poznań, East Prussia 29 November 1897. It was then in Germany and is now Poznań, Poland. Her nationality has been categorised as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but […]

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