Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

“Chance is the enemy of the photographer.” – Pierre Dubreuil Pierre Dubreuil  was a French photographer, who spent his career in France and Belgium. As a pioneer of modernist photography, Dubreuil embraced innovative techniques and ideas that were celebrated, criticised, and at times, overlooked. Over the course of his career, which was interrupted by both World […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Doris Ulmann

Doris Ulmann, was an American photographer known for her portraits of people living in rural parts of the American South.Born into a  New York family, Ulmann received a progressive education at the Ethical Culture School and took courses in psychology and law at Columbia University. She studied photography with Clarence H. White, first at Columbia in 1907 and later at the Clarence H. White […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gertrude Käsebier

Gertrude Käsebier was considered to be one of the most influential American photographers of the early 20th century. She was known for her images of motherhood, her portraits of Native Americans, and her promotion of photography as a career for women. Originally named Gertrude Stanton, born in 1852,  the portrait photographer who was one of the founders […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leonard Misonne

Leonard Misonne was a master pictorialist photographer, whose atmospheric landscapes and street scenes are among the finest pictorial depictions of such subject matter. He was an engineer turned painter, pianist and photographer. Working on light and grey monochromes, Leonard Misone’s images diffused foggy and yet luminous atmospheres highlighted by dramatic skies. There is something very tender […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward Steichen

Born in Luxembourg, Steichen and his family immigrated to the United States when he was 2 years old. During the 1890’s, he independently studied both painting and photography applying himself to their commercial and fine art possibilities. He understood early on that the only way to persuade the public that photography was fine art was […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Alfred Stieglitz

“Photography is not an art. Neither is painting, literature or music. They are only different media for the individual to express his aesthetic feelings. You do not have to be a painter or a sculptor to be an artist. You maybe a shoemaker. You may be creative as such. And, if so, you are a […]

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