French Chef Marie of Orquevaux

By laura / August 10, 2022 / Comments Off on French Chef Marie of Orquevaux

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  I had the pleasure of meeting French chef Marie during my artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France. Meet Chef…

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Aamla Apparel by NK Creations

By laura / July 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Aamla Apparel by NK Creations

Aamla Apparel began as an idea which was simmering in Nidhi’s head for years. Eventually, the stars aligned and Aamla Apparel by NK Creations came to be. In spring of 2022, Nidhi traveled to India to pursue this idea of supporting families and their employment by utilizing her passion for fashion.  The pandemic left many…

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Alfred Düsseldorf MFA graduate Taylor Keister

By laura / July 13, 2022 / Comments Off on Alfred Düsseldorf MFA graduate Taylor Keister

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  I had the pleasure of meeting Taylor Keister during our artist residency at Chateau Orquevaux in France.  After years of…

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Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs

By laura / May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on Kentucky Derby At Churchill Downs

There’s no better place to people watch than the infield at the Kentucky Derby. One reason I create the work I do is because I want to show you a different side.  I see things differently and I’m here to not only show you what it looks like to be at the Kentucky Derby, but…

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Ziggy Attias Artist Residency Founder

By laura / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on Ziggy Attias Artist Residency Founder

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story. Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters.  Ziggy Attias is the founder of the Chateau Orquevaux artist residency; therefore, I had the privilege of hearing his…

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Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

By laura / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Champagne Region of France Inspires Me

The Champagne region of France offers beauty all around. I begin my morning by wandering around the Eglise Saint André Church in Orquevaux, which is located in the Champagne region of France.  A genuine smile greets me at the front door as the French language quietly lingers in the air.  I only hope to understand…

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Latin American Artist Otto Hernandez

By laura / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Latin American Artist Otto Hernandez

I’m passionate about building community through storytelling. Connections emerge each time I sit down to listen and share someone’s story.  Storytelling through photography and the written word fulfills my lifelong desire to create work that matters. Meet Latin American artist, Otto Hernandez… Otto Hernandez was born and raised in San Salvador, the capital of El…

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Build Community Through Storytelling in France

By laura / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on Build Community Through Storytelling in France

I’m in France so I can build community through storytelling. It may have taken me longer than most to find my true passions, but once I began searching, I realized I was doing them all along.  One of my passions is to build community through storytelling.  A powerful moment happens when you realize you’re doing…

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Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency

By laura / February 24, 2022 / Comments Off on Chateau Orquevaux Artist Residency

Chateau Orquevaux is located in the heart of the French countryside. The majority of my stay will be at Chateau Orquevaux, which is located in the Champaign region of France.  After nearly four hours of driving from Charles de Gaulle, I pull up to the chateau just in time to attend the champaign reception.  This…

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Charles de Gaulle International Airport

By laura / February 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Charles de Gaulle International Airport

Mid-morning fog welcomed me to Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France. After exiting the aircraft, I follow my fellow passengers to baggage claim.  Next, I follow the signs which direct me toward my rental car.  Hopefully I wasn’t tricked into any unnecessary upgrades due to the language barrier.  The language barrier is real…

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