Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Lisette Model

"Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest" - Lisette Model Lisette Model was born in Vienna, where she studied piano and compositional theory with Arnold Schönberg before moving to Paris. She discontinued her musical career in 1933, and discovered photography through her sister Olga and her friend Rogi André, André Kertész's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alice Auteen

Alice Austen was an American photographer born the 17th of March, 1866. Austen became interested in photography when her uncle, Oswald Müller, brought home a camera around 1876. Alice's uncle Peter Townsend Austen was a chemistry professor at Rutgers who taught her photographic processing. Peter and Oswald converted a closet on the second floor into Alice's [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Madame Yevonde

Madame Yevonde was an English photographer born on the 5th January 1893 in Streatham, South London. Educated in liberal schools in the UK, France and Belgium, she joined the suffragette movement in 1910. Upon leaving school, she returned to the family home in Bromley, Kent and became active in suffragette activities, but realising that she was [...]

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 – Jessie Tarbox Beals

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jessie Tarbox Beals

Jessie Tarbox Beals was an American photographer who was one of the first women in the United States to have a career as a photojournalist. Born 23 December 1870 in in Hamilton, Ontario,Jessie Tarbox Beals first trained as a teacher. She subsequently moved to Williamsburg, Massachusetts, at age 18 to make her living as a [...]

Mondays’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew B. BRADY

Mondays’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew B. BRADY

Mathew B. Brady was a well-known 19th-century American photographer who was celebrated for his portraits of politicians and his photographs of the American Civil War. Brady came to New York City at age sixteen; by age seventeen he became a student of photography. After training with the artist William Page and the artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, Brady [...]