Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Emil Mayer

Emil Mayer was a Viennese street photographer born on October 3, 1871, in Neubydzow, Bohemia now Nový Bydžov, Czech Republic. He was lawyer, inventor, and businessperson and certainly the greatest of the European bromoilists in the 1920s and 30s. From 1891 to 1896 Mayer studied law at the University of Vienna. In 1896 where he earned the juris […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig was an American photographer born in Brooklyn, New York who specialised in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City.  After sustaining a serious injury to his right hand while working at a glass wholesaler, Leipzig joined the Photo League where he studied photography and took part in Sid Grossman’s Documentary Workshop and […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Harbutt

“A photograph is a collision between a person with a camera and reality. The photograph is typically as interesting as collision is.” – Charles Harbutt Charles Henry Harbutt was an American photographer, a former president of Magnum, and full-time Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, and […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Todd Webb

Todd Webb was an American photographer known for documenting everyday life and architecture in cities such as New York City, Paris as well as from the American west. was born in Detroit in 1905 and grew up there and in a Quaker community in Ontario. Having been a successful stockbroker in the 1920’s, he lost all of his earnings, and then some, in The […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pedro Meyer

Pedro Meyer is one of the pioneers and most recognized representatives of contemporary photography. He was the founder and president of the Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía(Mexican Council of Photography) and organizer of the first three Latin American Photography Colloquiums. Besides his artistic photographic work, Pedro Meyer has been a teacher in various prestigious institutions, as well as the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ray Metzker

Ray K. Metzker  is an American photographer known for both his work in cityscape and landscape photography. Metzer is acknowledged as one of photography’s true innovators since the early 1960’s. Early in his career, his work was marked by unusual intensity. Composites, multiple-exposure, superimposition of negatives, juxtapositions of two images, solarization and other formal means […]

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Thoughts of the Week – Commitments

As I was finishing up this image, I started thinking about how long it took to get the fine details just right. Then it got me thinking about the commitment and focus involved that we have give to achieve work that has integrity and maturity. As we all know commitment is not always easy. First […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt trained as a photographer in Vienna. After he met poet Ezra Pound and took his portrait in return for which he introduced him to Man Ray in 1929. He then assisted in Ray’s studio in Paris for 3 months, after which he travelled in Europe, settling in London in 1932. in his book, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Brassaï

Gyula Halàsz was the photographer know as Brassaï who documented Paris at night in the 1920s. After studying fine art in Budapest in the late 1920, he travelled to Berlin where he became acquainted Lászlo Moholy- Nagy and the painter Wassily Kandinsky. In 1924, he moved to Paris where he remained for the rest of […]

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