Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Harbutt

“A photograph is a collision between a person with a camera and reality. The photograph is typically as interesting as collision is.” – Charles Harbutt Charles Henry Harbutt was an American photographer, a former president of Magnum, and full-time Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, and […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – William Eggleston

‘You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.” – William Eggleston William Eggleston is one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. An American photographer born in 1939, he is widely credited with increasing recognition for colour photography as a legitimate artistic medium. As a boy, […]

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Inspirations, Photography

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 – Phil “Snapdragon” Stern

“There is no such thing as the perfect picture. That’s the challenge of photography. I was always striving for perfection, even though I knew I could never achieve it. But it kept me reaching for something.” – Phil “Snapdragon” Stern Philip “Snapdragon” Stern was an American photographer born in 1919. He was known for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, as […]

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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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Behind The Image, Photography

Simplicity and Starkness of Black and White

“Black and white is mix of toughest simplicity and easiest complexity.” ― Vikrmn, Corpkshetra Striking photographs do not have to be of anything in particular, it is the way you compose them that counts. Bold shapes, strong lines, rich tones and arresting camera angles can turn everyday subjects into exciting images. The further removed from reality they […]

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