Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Toni Frissell

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Toni Frissell

‘I’d rather stalk with a camera than a gun’ - Toni Frissell Born in 1907, Antoinette Frissell Bacon better known as Toni Frissell was a native New York city photographer known for her fashion photography, World War II photographs, and portraits of famous Americans, Europeans, children, and women from all walks of life. When Frissell [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

"I believe in functional photography because it has the quality of extreme clarity and to the audience a vivid realism. Documentation of a social scene is one of the functions to which photography is particularly well adapted." - Sol Libsohn   A New Yorker by birth, Mr. Libsohn taught himself how to take pictures after [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Freed

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Freed

“Photography is like life. What does it all mean? I don’t know, but you get an impression, a feeling... I’m very suspicious of people who say they know what it means.” - Leonard Freed Born in Brooklyn, New York, to working-class Jewish parents of Eastern European descent, Leonard Freed first wanted to become a painter. [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Inge Morath

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Inge Morath

"Photography is a strange phenomenon. You trust your eye and you cannot help but bare your soul. One's vision finds of necessity the form suitable to express it." - Inge Morath   Inge Morath was born in Graz, Austria, in 1923. First educated in French-speaking schools, Morath relocated in the 1930s with her family to Darmstadt, [...]

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 – Dorothy Wilding

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Dorothy Wilding

Dorothy Frances Edith Wilding (10 January 1893 – 9 February 1976) was a noted English professional portrait photographer from Gloucester, who established successful studios in both London and New York. She is known for her portraits of the British Royal Family, some of which were used to illustrate postage stamps, and in particular for her studies of actors and [...]

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 – Oliver Gagliani

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Oliver Gagliani

"You will never make a photograph that everyone likes, so make sure you will like every one of your photographs" - Oliver Gagliani   Oliver Gagliani (1917–2002) was an American photographer, a master of large format photography, darkroom technique, and the Zone System. Upon seeing a retrospective of Paul Strand's work in 1945 at the San Francisco Museum of [...]