My favourite quote:  The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange (1895 – 1965)

My second favourite quote: Leica could be like a big passionate kiss, or then again like a shot from a gun, or the couch of a psychologist. You can do anything with a Leica. Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 –  2004)

My 3rd favourite quote: What the Photograph reproduces to infinity has occurred only once: the Photograph mechanically repeats what could never be repeated existentially. Roland Barthes  (1915 – 1980)

My 4th favourite quote: Every photograph is a certificate of presence.                              Roland Barthes  (1915 – 1980)

My 5th favourite quote: If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.  Lewis Wickes Hine (1874 – 1940)

My 6th favourite quote: When people ask what equipment I use – I tell them, my eyesAnonymous

My favourite cliché: ”Photography is my passion.”  No, it’s not…I don’t have a favourite cliché…I try try to avoid them at all costs.

My favourite word:  Autodidact  (which pretty much sums me up)

My favourite food:  Pasta

My favourite football team:  Collingwood

My favourite PhotographerOk…there are quite a few.   They are the usual suspects but unfortunately, they’re all pretty much dead !  Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, Lee Miller, Robert Mapplethorpe, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Diane Arbus Gertrude Käsebeir, Vivian Maier, Helen Levitt, Lola Alvarez Bravo, Louise DahlWolfe, Max Dupain

Still living……, Annie Leibovitz, Sarah Moon……to be continued…



Whilst I humbly thank you for your nominations, I respectfully decline awards…but I will still love you in the morning.

7 Responses to About

  1. JA Sutton says:

    Do you take commissions? Please contact me on ja.sutton@hotmail.com


    • Loredana Isabella Crupi says:

      Yes, I do. Do you have an old black and white that you want converted?


      • Hello Loredana: could be possible to make this? I have a pic from nowadays but I want to make it B&W, then repaint it like making believe it’s an old pic? The reason: we are musicians (violin, viola, piano, classic guitar, cello) and we are trying to create a XIXth atmosphere in our image.
        Thank you


  2. Rainer Arnold says:

    We admire your works – in particular the Walter Spies image – and would love to get in direct contact with you. Thank you for a short reply.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hello Loredana,

    I would like to use one of your colorised photograps (Rasputin) on a website featuring historical pictures of the Romanovs and the Russian revolution.

    First of all, is that possible and if it is, under what license would you allow me to do so please (aside from leaving the “Colored by Loredana Crupi” watermark of course).

    Thank you.



    • Loredana Isabella says:

      Thank you for your enquiry, Christophe.

      The photo in question is in the public domain and free to use.

      I would be very happy for you to use my Colourisation as long as my credits and photographer’s credits (Karl Bulla) are included.

      Kind regards

      Loredana 🙂


  4. Jeany Bañega says:

    Hi Loredana, can I use your colorized picture of Lawrence Bragg for a worksheet pack about him (intended for kids)? How would you like to be credited, if so?


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