Inspiration

We believe that looking at the work of great photographers is really important in helping you to develop your vision. To help you do this, we have created some links to places on the web where we hope you will be truly inspired.

Exclusive Interview with Sebastião Salgado

An exclusive interview with Sebastiao Salgado is now available to watch  online. Against the backdrop of his retrospective exhibition at  Beetles+Huxley, we asked the man of the moment about his career, his  life outside photography and his upcoming projects in a uniquely  intimate and open discussion. 


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Michael Kenna: France

Michael Kenna talks to Beetles+Huxley about his work in France.  

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Inspiration from Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel is known for color photography that uses light and gesture to  create images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications.  His work also appears in books and in private and corporate  collections. His honors include the American Society of Media  Photographers’ Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year awards,  the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award, and  induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.

Inspiration from Sam Abell

Sam Abell is a gifted and insightful teacher, an expressive artist, and a   sensitive photographer who learned photography from his father, Thad   Abell. Sam worked for National Geographic as a contract and staff   photographer, and also as a Photographer in Residence. In 1990, his  work  was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the International  Center  of Photography in New York. 

Inspiration from Keith Carter

Keith  Carter is one of the most renowned fine-art/editorial  photographers  working today. An internationally respected educator and  workshop  leader, Keith is the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts and  holds the  endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University. He has  published 13  books of his expressive images and his photographs are in  the permanent  collections of the George Eastman House, the Art Institute  of Chicago,  and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Inspiration from Joe McNally

Joe McNally is a 25-year contributor to National Geographic and a former  staff photographer at LIFE. Working in 54 countries and all 50 states,  he has photographed cover stories for virtually every significant  magazine of our times. One of his best-known series of photographs is  the Giant Polaroid Collection, known as “Faces of Ground Zero,” shot  immediately after 9/11. He also photographed the first all-digital story  in the history of National Geographic.

Inspiration from Cig Harvey

Cig Harvey’s photographs have been exhibited in permanent collections of  major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the  George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, in Rochester,  New York. Cig was a recent finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo  and, in the spring of 2012, had her first solo museum show at the  Stenersen Museum, in Oslo, in conjunction with the release of her  monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency.

Inspiration from Susan Burnstine

Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer  originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented  in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops  internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines,  including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine  (UK).

Photography lesson with John Free

This summer I had the honor of getting a private photography lesson with  John Free. John is one of the great living street photographers of our  generation. Steeped in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert  Frank and W. Eugene Smith, Free takes the precedent set by these fine  photographers and applies it to the modern world.  This is my lesson with John Free.

The Artist Series - Alexey Titarenko

Alexey  Titarenko was born on Vassilievsky Island in Leningrad (now   St.Petersburg) in 1962. He began taking pictures in 1971, at the age of   nine, and graduated from the Leningrad Public University of   Society-related Professions in 1978 with a degree in Photojournalism.  Titarenko’s prints are subtly crafted in the darkroom. His works are in  the collections of major European and American museums.

The Artist Series - Keith Carter

Keith  Carter is a contemporary American photographer based in Beaumont,   Texas. His photography has evolved over the years incorporating many   mediums including silver gelatin, wet plate collodion, photograms and   digital photography. Keith uses many techniques and approaches to   conceptually portray his statements as a photographer.   

The Artist Series -David Brookover

David  Brookover is a contemporary American photographer who specializes  in  landscape images. Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming he currently owns  his  own gallery. Having spent 15 years in Japan, Brookover is greatly   influenced by Japanese art and textiles which is reflected in the   diverse mediums of printing and paper use that is a major part of his   work.

Articles

The Single Image vs. the Series

How can you capture a story in just one image, and how does narrative  unfurl in a long-term photographic project? Patrick Zachmann and Matt  Stuart weigh in

A Russian Journal

John Steinbeck and Robert Capa’s seminal book offers an account of everyday life in the Soviet Union during the Cold War

Small Differences Make Great Pictures

By imagining himself in the positions of  other people, a photographer engages with his surroundings and  continually finds new reasons to see the world with fresh eyes.

100 Great Street Photographs

Whether made with an analog camera, a  digital device or even a phone, this publication gathers 100 inspiring  street photographs from around the world and places them together in one  neat, easily readable volume.

On Reading the Great Photobooks

“As I read passages by photographers  talking about their work, what I heard was a conversation…a multi-voiced  guide on how to see the world, how to pull meaning from the elusive,  how to think about the work we do…”

Dirt Meridian

Working along the 100th meridian  west—the line of longitude that cuts through Texas, Oklahoma, and  Nebraska—a photographer captures the “severe magnificence of the dirt  and emptiness” in America’s midwest.

Photographers You should Know

Charlie Waite

Charlie Waite is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers. His style is unique in that his photographs convey a spiritual quality  of serenity and calm. He has established a worldwide reputation for his  particular approach to his work. His photographs are held in private and  corporate collections throughout the world.

David Ward

David Ward is one of Britain's most notable landscape photographers. His  eye for shape and form is without equal and produces work that is  startling in its clarity and intensity.

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry is an American photographer who has worked in photojournalism and editorial. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures,  ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains  the human element.

Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer.  An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and  portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and  culture for the last half-century"

Irving Penn

Irving Penn was an American photographer known for his fashion  photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at  Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including  Issey Miyake and Clinique.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer  considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm  film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed  photography as capturing a decisive moment.

Myles Kalus

An Australian photographer and a keen Fuji user discussing how he photographs the world around him.

Dave Kai Piper

Dave is a British portrait & landscape photographer with a love of travelling & Motobikes. 

Frans Lanting

Frans Lanting  uses his work to  promote understanding about the wonder of our  living planet with images, publications, and activities that inspire  people to help achieve a sustainable future for all life on earth. 

Charles Cramer

A friend of Ansel Adams, Charles Cramer worked with and learned from  Adams for many years. Charles continues to work with the Ansel Adams  Gallery in Yosemite, exhibiting his pictures and leading workshops. 

Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn is a Dutch photographer, music vdieo director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2,having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both bands over three decades.

Michael Kenna

Michael Kenna is an English photographer best known for his unusual black & white landscapes featuring ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night with exposures of up to 10 hours. His photos concentrate on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric condition of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass.