Melissa Fox An artist’s biography

Few new up and coming Artists/photographers are able to capture the beauty of a person without imprinting their (the photographer’s) personality into the image . Melissa Fox is able to do just that. Melissa is a lifestyle, spirited photographer for modern people.  An aspiring wedding  photographer residing in the Philippines and based in Antipolo City . By […]

Forced perspective

Forced perspective is an optical illusion that makes things look bigger or smaller than they really are. It makes objects of vastly different sizes, that are at significantly different distances, appear to be of proportionate sizes and at the same focal length. Forced perspective uses visual tricks to give a warped perception of reality. It […]

The Golden ratio

From Mathematics to philosophy the divine proportion or   golden ratio has  been used to analyze the proportions of natural objects as well as man-made systems The golden ratio is also called the golden section (Latin: sectio aurea) or golden mean. Other names include extreme and mean ratio,medial section, divine proportion, divine section (Latin: sectio divina), golden proportion, golden cut, and golden number The World English Dictionary explains the golden mean as the middle course between extremes or the perfect moderate course or position that avoids extremes;the happy medium. […]

Joseph Nicéphore Niepce Biography (1765-1833)

    Born in Charlon-sur-Saône, France in 1765, Joseph Nicéphore Niepce, by the age of thirty, had been a professor at an Oratorian college, a staff officer in the French army, and the Administrator of the district of Nice,France. In 1795, Niepce resigned from his position as administrator of Nice to pursue research with his […]

Berenice Abbott

  Berenice Abbott was born in Springford, Ohio, in 1898. After graduating from Ohio State University she moved to New York to study journalism, but eventually decided on sculpture and painting In 1921 she moved to Paris to study with sculptor Emile Bourdelle. Abbot also worked with the surrealist photographer, Man Ray (1923-25), before opening […]

Danny Lyon An Artist’s Biography

Danny Lyon, American (1942 – ) Danny Lyon (born 1942), is a self-taught American photographer and filmmaker. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he is also credited as an accomplished writer to accompany his photographs. He studied history at the University of Chicago, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1963. That same year, […]

Dorothea Lange An artist’s Biography (Photography)

Dorothea Lange, 1885-1965, recovered from a bout of childhood polio but was left with a weak leg and a limp. After studying photography, she moved to San Francisco and began as a commercial portrait photographer there. Her early work included images of Native Americans made during her travels to the Southwest. When studio work seemed […]