The modern obsession with being a specialist in photography

When asked what sort of photography we enjoy or do, many of us in photography tend to want to narrow the field. The automatic answer is either portrait photographer, landscape photographer or street photographer etc.... This is all well and good, but the tendency with all of us is that when we find what we…

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.…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt is a photographer whose aim is to record the disappearing wildlife of East Africa. In 2000, he began working on a trilogy of photography books in which he captures both the splendour of the East African wildlife and also the threat posed. The first book, On This Earth was published in 2005, the…

Weekend Inspiration – Portrait Photography

Zanita Morgan has always been one those photographers that I admire quite a lot. What I like about her work is her use of natural lights, the ethereal feel of her images.The images are of Carmen Dell'Orifice, the world oldest working model at 81. Some stunning behind the scene image of Peter Alexander shoot. I must…