Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Max Dupain

Max Dupain was Australia’s most respected and influential modernist black & white photographer of the 20th century. Dupain was considered the pioneer of modernism in Australian photography, an approach that departed from the sentimentality of soft focused, nostalgic imagery to the simplified world of light contrasts, sharp focus, varying angles and creative compositions. Dupain received […]

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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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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rebecca Lepkoff

‘I didn’t ask for permission to photograph someone.. I’d hand around such a long time in the area that people got used to me… At that time, people weren’t about the camera.’ – Rebecca Lepkoff Rebecca Lepkoff was an American photographer born in 1916. She grew up in a tenement on Hester Street in the […]

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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 – 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 […]

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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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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. […]

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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, […]

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