Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adelaide Hanscom Leeson

The American photographer and artist Adelaide Hanscom Leeson was born 25 November 1875. Adelaide began her career in the “traditional arts” and in the 1890s studied painting with local artists and design at the University of California. Between 1892 and 1900 she contributed her still lifes in pastel, crayon, oil and watercolours to the exhibits [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Gisèle Freund was a German-born French photographer and photojournalist, born in Schöneberg District, Berlin famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. In 1931, Freund studied sociology and art history at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany. From 1932-33 she studied at the Institute for Social, Sciences, University of Frankfurt under Theodor W. Adorno, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sonya Noskowiak

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sonya Noskowiak

Sonya Noskowiak (1900–1975) began her photographic career as studio assistant to Johan Hagemeyer in 1925 and within less than a decade exhibited alongside Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham. Like her Group f/64 counterparts, she produced sharp-focus studies of natural and man-made objects, which emphasised photographic presentation rather than subject matter. Following an intense [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Imogen Cunningham

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Imogen Cunningham

Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes and industry. Born in Portland, Oregon. In 1901, at the age of 18, Cunningham bought her first camera, a 4×5 inch view camera, from the American School of Art in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She soon lost interest and sold the camera to a [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward S. Curtis

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward S. Curtis

Edward S. Curtis was an American self-taught photographer. He grew up in Minnesota, close to the Chipewa and Winnebago Indian tribes. He is is widely known for documenting Native American tribes culture. By the age of 17, he was an apprentice at the St Paul studio until his family packed up and moved west, eventually [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eva Besnyo

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eva Besnyo

Born in Budapest, Eva Besnyö was brought up in a well-to-do Jewish home. In 1928, she started to study photography at József Pécsi's studio where she also served as an apprentice. In 1930, she moved to Berlin where she became Peter Weller's assisitant. first worked for advertising photographer René Ahrlé before working on with press photographer  Peter Weller. [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Peter Dombrovskis

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Peter Dombrovskis

Peter Dombrovskis as an Australian photographer. Dombrovskis was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1945.  He emigrated to Australia with his mother Adele and started taking photographs in the 1960's. He was strongly influenced by Lithuanian-Australian pioneer, conservationist and photographer Olegas Truchanas, who became a father figure to him. He was equally influenced by landscape photographers [...]