Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gaspard Félix Tournachon

“Photography is a marvellous discovery, a science that has attracted the greatest intellects, an art that excites the most astute minds - and one that can be practice by any imbecile.” - Gaspard-Felix Tournachon Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, known by the pseudonym Nadar, was a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, balloonist born in 1910. In 1858 he became the first [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – August Sander

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – August Sander

" I never made a person look bad. They do that themselves. The portrait is your mirror. It's you " - August Sander August Sander was a German portrait and documentary photographer born in Herdorf in 1876. Described as one of the most important German portrait photographer of the early twentieth century, August Sander was [...]

Thoughts of the week

"If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it's lethal" - Paulo Coelho For the past 3 or 4 years, I've religiously wait for each issue of Black and White Photography magazine. On a whim, I picked up National Geographic Wildlife and I must say that I loved it. As a visual person, I loved the [...]

Monday’s Inspiraion – Candida Höfer

Candida Höfer is a German photographer known for her large scale colour images of interiors. Born in Eberswald, Germany in 1944, this photographer likes semi-public spaces such as institutional architecture, in the absence of people as evidenced by he Räume series she started in 1980. Her photographs seem almost like portraits In each of her [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Alvin Langdon Coburn

An accomplished photographer by the age of eight, Alvin Langdon Coburn was an American photographer that invented a kaleidoscopic mirror to take ‘vortographs’. He took up photography at the age of eight after being given a 4 x 5 Kodak camera. At the age of sixteen,  he was introduced to pictorialism  by his cousin F. [...]