Inspirations

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Philippe Halsman

“Most people stiffen with self-consciousness when they pose for a photograph. Lighting and fine camera equipment are useless if the photographer cannot make them drop the mask, at least for a moment, so he can capture on his film their real, undistorted personality and character”- Philippe Halsman Philippe Halsman was born in Riga and began […]

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Photography and mortality

I’ve recently started to read a photographer named Eric Kim’s blog and I came across one of his articles on why we photograph? Eric mentioned that “Photography is a meditation on mortality. Whoever we photograph will eventually die. And we will eventually die. We seek immortality through making photos.” This got me thinking on whether it […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Victor Skrebneski

Born  in Chicago in 1929, Victor Skrebneski is a photographer born to parents of Polish and Russian heritage. He was educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1943 and attended the Illinois Institute of Technology from 1947 to 1949. He set up his own studio in Chicago in 1952. Skrebneski is […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gustave Le Gray

Gustave Le Gray was referred to as  “the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century” because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and “the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making”. Le Gray was born near Paris where studied painting […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wolfgang Suschitzky

Wolfgang Suschitzky was a photographer and cinematographer perhaps best known for his collaboration with Paul Rotha in the 1940s and his work on Mike Hodges’ 1971 film Get Carter. Born in Vienna, trained as a photographer at Hohere Graphische Bundes-Lehr-und Versuchsanstalt. Under the impression of Austro-fascism, emigrated to the Netherlands in 1934 and to London […]

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We need to be better photographers

“What we lack is not better cameras, but better photographers. It’s our turn” – David DuChemin I’ve just came across this quote on instagram by David Duchemin, a photographer that I greatly admire. There nothing this man can’t do. If you would like to know more about him, please click HERE. Why am I sharing […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Captain Linnaeus Tripe

Captain Linnaeus Tripe  was a British photographer and between 1854 and 1860, Tripe produced an unprecedented series of photographs documenting the landscape and cultural artefacts of south India and Burma. As an officer in the British army, he traveled with diplomatic expeditions, creating a visual inventory of celebrated archaeological sites and monuments, religious and secular […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Marville

Charles Marville was a French photographer born in 1813, who mainly photographed architecture, landscapes and the urban environment. Marville achieved moderate success as an illustrator of books and magazines early in his career. It was not until 1850 that he shifted course and took up photography—a medium that had been introduced just eleven years earlier. […]

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Creativity takes work

When I first started on this journey, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I tried every type of photography, copied emulated until my black and white photography found me. Even though I found myself in black and white photography, I was still unsettled. I needed more and I wanted more. Through a […]

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For the love of photography books

My first memory of books where of the Disney collections when I was about 4 years old. I had the entire collection including the audio cassettes of each story. My grand-mother use to read them to me at bedtime. I remember pestering her to teach me to read on my own and being a teacher […]

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