Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ara Guler

Ara Guler is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed “the Eye of Istanbul” or “the Photographer of Istanbul”. He was born in born on August 16, 1928 in Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey. He studied at the local Getronagan Armenian High School. Owner of a pharmacy on Istiklal Avenue, his father had a wide circle of friends from the art world of the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Roger Fenton

Roger Fenton was a British photographer born in August 1819, noted as one of the first war photographers. He was born in Crimble Hall, Heywood, Lancashire into a wealthy family. He was the fourth of seven children. Roger Fenton is a towering figure in the history of photography, the most celebrated and influential photographer in England during the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Antoine Claudet

Antoine Claudet Born in La Croix-Rousse, France in 1798. Early in his career Claudet headed a glass factory at Choisy-le-Roi, Paris, together with Georges Bontemps. He then moved to England in 1827 to promote the factory with a shop in High Holborn, London. In 1839, his attention was caught by the excitement over the daguerreotype and, in the midst of legal wrangling over […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leigh Wiener

“Photographing people is unquestionably the most difficult form of still photography there is. It’s the only area of still photography where the photographer must be a very keen student of psychology. A portrait is not a duplication of a face. A portrait is the revelation of a person. You want to tell something about the […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pete Turner

“Looking at photographs, like taking them, can be a joyful, sensuous pleasure. Looking at photographs of quality can only increase that pleasure.” – Pete Turner A pioneer of colour Photography, Pete Turner’s career began during the infancy of colour photography, at a time when colour was used almost exclusively for commercial purposes. Unlike many contemporaries, […]

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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 […]

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