Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Helen Levitt

“I never had a project. I would go out and shoot, follow my eyes – what they noticed, I tried to capture with my camera, for others to see.” Helen Levitt Helen Levitt was an American photographer born on August 31st, 1913. She was born in Levitt was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York and was considered to…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lewis Hine

“Photography can light-up darkness and expose ignorance” – Lewis Hine Lewis Hine was an American Photographer born September 26, 1874, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, U.S. He used his art to bring social ills to public attention. After his father was killed in an accident, Hine began working and saved his money for a college education. He studied sociology at…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bruce Davidson

“If I am looking for a story at all, it is in my relationship to the subject – the story that tells me, rather than that I tell” – Bruce Davidson Bruce Landon Davidson is an American photographer born in 1933 in Oak Park, a suburb of Chicago . He is known for photographing communities usually hostile…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Nat Fein

Nat Fein was a photographer Fein born in Manhattan, NY in 1914. He is best known for photographing Babe Ruth. He was raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He began to work for the New York Herald Tribune as a copyboy in 1932. After investing in a camera years later, he became a press photographer for…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Philippe Halsman

“A true portrait should, today and a hundred years from today, be the testimony of how this person looked and what kind of human being he was” – Philippe Halsman Philippe Halsman was was an American portrait photographer. He was born in Riga part of the Russian Empire which later became Latvia. At the age 22-year-old…

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 – Pedro E. Guerrero

Guerrero was just 22 in 1939 when Frank Lloyd Wright took an amused look at his portfolio of photographs and hired him to document his work. Wright’s spur-of-the-moment decision began an association that lasted 20 years, until the architect’s death in 1959. It produced some of the most powerful photographs ever taken of Wright’s work and…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Timothy H. O’Sullivan

Timothy H. O’Sullivan was a photographer born in 1840. He was widely known for his work related to the American Civil War. O’Sullivan’s history and personal life remains a mystery. O’Sullivan began his photography career as an apprentice in Mathew Brady’s Fulton Street gallery in New York City and then moved on to the Washington, D.C., branch managed by…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Lee Miller

“The personality of the photographer, his approach, is really more important than his technical genius – Lee Miller Lee MILLER was an American photographer and photojournalist born in April 1907 in  in Poughkeepsie, New York. From a young age, her father often used her as a model for his amateur photography. In her childhood, Miller experienced…