Inspirations, Photography

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 […]

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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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Inspirations, Photography

Monday Photography Inspiration – Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh is one of the masters of 20th Century photography. He was an Armenian – Canadian portrait photographer born in Turkey in 1908. He worked most of his life in Ottawa and died in 2002. During his career, he held 14,312 sittings and produced over 150 000 negatives. His extraordinary body of work is really […]

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Inspirations

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 […]

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Photography

New readings

I’ve also loved portraits especially Black and White portraits photography. I believe that taking portraits is more than just pointing a camera and shooting. I love to read and even I came across this book that’s gotten great reviews that I’ll be purchasing soon.  You can find it here. If anyone read this book, it […]

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