(PRWEB) January 07, 2014
The Famous-Photographers.com website was setup in order to create an online archive of some of the best photographers from the past and present. By creating such a repository of talent, the site is aiming to become a one stop shop for those looking for more information on their favorite visual artists, as well as for those seeking inspiration for their own work. The site was recently officially launched after being a work in progress project for some time.
One of the reasons the new website was created was to preserve and share the history of photography as an art form, as well as highlight what can be done with the medium, beyond taking a quick ‘selfie’ on a smartphone and posting it on Facebook.
While the permeation of photography into the everyday lives of the population gets close to reaching saturation point, it can be difficult to imagine that this pastime was once only the preserve of the lucky few who were able to gain access to a camera and the resources to actually print their work. Thanks to the proliferation of camera phones and affordable point and shoot cameras, almost everyone now has the means to become a photographer. By combining the widespread access to cameras with the on-going democratization of publishing, thanks to blogging platforms such as Wordpress, as well as photo sharing social networks like Instagram, it’s never been easier for people to take photos and publish them for the entire world to see.
The site founder has this to say when asked why a site like Famous-Photographers.com was needed: “Sometimes it’s easy to forget that photography was only very recently something that just a few people had access to. Being able to take unlimited photos and share them as we can now is only a recent phenomenon, thanks to digital cameras and the internet. With that in mind we wanted to share some of the past and present talents in the world of photography in order to inspire the current generation to push the boundaries and improve their photo taking abilities.”
The current list of artists on the website features many of the most well-known and respected photographers from the recent and more distant past. With artists who began their lives as far back as the 19th century, the website has made an effort to showcase some of the pioneers of this form of visual art,alongside many contemporary famous photographers still plying their trade and today. The profiles of the photographers on the website include personal information about the artist, as well as an overview of their photographic technique and notable achievements.
Despite only recently launching, it seems this website dedicated to the true artists of photography is doing a good of working towards becoming a leading online resource. With more profiles of well-known and popular photographers scheduled for addition to the site, the number of visitors flocking to the site for photography tips and equipment advice is sure to continue to increase in the not too distant future.