In these digital days, everyone is a photographer. But that’s not to say everyone is a Photographer. In the history of photography, which dates back only a couple of centuries, there were a number of towering figures who happened to have—surprise!—some particularly interesting names, including:
Baroque and theatrical, Cecil Beaton was not only a portrait and fashion photographer, but also a noted costume and set designer. Cecil—pronounced either SEE-cil or SESS-il, has long been shunned as an overly soft name with an effete British accent, but was once a powerful Roman clan name.