January 2014




Artist’s Statement

My friends and family will regularly hear me say that without engaging you cannot have a relationship. Tell me, show me how you are feeling. I am a safe person to be with. You can trust me. The same applies to my photographic portraits.

Generally, my camera-centric relationships on the street are short. Some as short as three shutter actuations, the longest being 15 minutes. Just like in everyday life, my portraits are all about engagement and relationship.

A big smile goes a long way, as does empathy, respect and appreciation for each person that I engage with. My experience is that once the subject relaxes and trusts me they will communicate a bit about themselves, their inner being. This is when my special images are created.




Culture and customs are rapidly being abandoned or diluted by the flattening of the world. Many are in pursuit of a better life. This can be readily understood, yet it comes at a price. Lorrie’s quest as she sets out is to capture and communicate the essence of a culture; the uniqueness, mystery and beauty seen in the indigenous people and their environment before it is changed or lost forever.

Lorrie started exploring photography over 30 years ago after being exposed to it by a friend. Eight years ago Lorrie chose to pursue her true passion, photography, full time. After graduating from the Image Program at the Creative Circus, Atlanta, Georgia, Lorrie continues to travel to remote locations to capture culture in this rapidly changing world.

Most recently Lorrie returned from a 2-week photo expedition to Cuba photographing a people and culture that has been frozen in time for the last 30 years. This portfolio titled, Cuba-Just in Time, may be viewed on her website. Similarly you can experience the all but eliminated Tibetan Culture in her portfolio: Tibet-Remnants of a Fleeting Past. The same is also true for Myanmar/Burma.

Lorrie regularly does photographic work for NGO (non-profit organizations) particularly focused on the issues and the needs of women and children in the U.S. and abroad. She has self-published a book titled, The Women of Southeast Asia, and is the Key Photographer for a book titled, Meeting in the Middle, on behalf of Guatemala and the University of Pennsylvania.

Lorrie has been recognized by: Canon Professional Network, Editors Choice, Monica Allende, January 2010; http://cpn.canon-europe.com/ Smithsonian magazine, Photo of the Day, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/Planet magazine, Global Travel Photo Contest, July 2011, http://www.planet-mag.com/;and two selections in the permanent collection A New Outlook on the World at the Shepherd Center Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia, Image #1, Early Morning and Image #2, Daily News juried by Julian Cox, previously curator of photography at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Jane Jackson, curator of the Sir Elton John photography collection.