Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence John Laughlin

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. [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bertha Wehnert-Beckmann

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, [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Dillwyn Llewelyn

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 [...]

Simplicity and Starkness of Black and White

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 [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jerome Liebling

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jerome Liebling

Jérôme Liebling was an American photographer, director and teacher, he was born on April 14th, 1924 in Harlem and died on July 27th, 2011 in Northampton, Massachusetts. He grew up in poverty in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. In 1942, Liebling dropped out during the first semester from the Brooklyn University and joined the Second [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Paul Martin

“Pictorialism never really had the same interest for me as the real snapshot - that is, people and things as the man on the street sees them.” - Paul Martin   Paul Augustus Martin was born in Herbeuville, France in 1864 in Alsace-Lorraine, but in the wake of the Franco-Prussian war and experiencing dire poverty during the Paris Commune fled [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Laszlo Willinger

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Laszlo Willinger

“The only thing that was expected of me was to make images that the press would choose to print over everyone else’s.... To get printed, yours had to be the best.” - Laszlo Willinger   László Josef Willinger was a Jewish-German photographer, most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities born in [...]

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 [...]