Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leslie Gill

Leslie Gill among a group of photographers who elevated the editorial still life photograph to a unique American art form. Gill studied painting with Charles Hawthorne in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and graduated with honours from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1929. While working as art director of House Beautiful magazine, Gill began to make his own…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Kassian Cephas

Kassian Cephas was a Javanese photographer of the court of the Yogyakarta Sultanate. He was the first indigenous person from Indonesia to become a professional photographer and was trained at the request of Sultan Hamengkubuwana VI (r. 1855–1877). As a youth, Cephas became a pupil of Protestant Christian missionary Christina Petronella Philips-Steven and followed her to nearby Bagelen, Purworejo….

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Christina Broom

Christina Broom was a Scottish photographer born in1862 and credited as the UK’s first female press photographer. She may not be a household name, yet her photographs captured some of the most momentous and extraordinary events of the early 20th century. She married Albert Edward Broom in 1889 and had a daughter Winifred Margaret, born…

Monday Photography Inspiration – John Dominis

“I didn’t think it was a big news event… I was expecting a normal ceremony. I hardly noticed what was happening when I was shooting.” – John Dominis Dominis was an American documentary photographer, war photographer and photojournalist born on June 27, 1921 in Los Angeles, California. He began his career in photography while he…

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…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Roy DeCarava

“I happen to believe that photography is not about black and white; it’s about grays.” – Roy DeCarava Born in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in 1919, Roy DeCarava came of age during the Harlem Renaissance, when artistic activity and achievement among African Americans flourished across the literary, musical, dramatic, and visual arts. After graduating…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence John Laughlin

“The creative photographer sets free the human contents of objects; and imparts humanity to the inhuman world around him.” – Clarence John Laughlin Clarence John Laughlin was an American photographer born in 1905. He was best known for his surrealist photographs of the American South. His rocky childhood, southern heritage, and interest in literature influenced his work greatly….

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann was a German photographer born in Cottbus in 1815, Brandenburg. Wehrnert-Beckmann first worked as a hairdresser in Dresden in 1839. There, in 1840, she met her future husband, Eduard Wehnert a photographer,  who introduced her to the daguerrotype process and to the recently introduced colour-tinting process based on glass-plate negatives which allowed an unlimited number of prints. In 1843,…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Dennis Stock

“The goal for the photographer is to be visually articulate.” – Dennis Stock Dennis Stock was born in 1928 in New York City. His father was Swiss and his mother was English. At the age of 17, he left home to join the United States Navy. Following his discharge, he won first prize and became…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Garry Winogrand

“You know why your pictures are no fucking good. Because they don’t describe the chaos of life.” – Garry Winogrand Not a quote that I am sure that I agree but we are all allowed our opinions. Chaos is not something that I thrive in unfortunately it is something that I am surrounded by. However,…