About Me

Afula, Israel

Reflection self-portrait in Afula, Israel

I am what happens when geek meets artist. Technology is part of everything I do. When I can travel and take photos and work with creative people on interesting projects, I’m happiest.

How’d it start? In 19 something something, my Dad gave me a Minolta 35mm SLR. It was steel and heavy gauge plastic. Serious glass lenses. I remember a short zoom and a 50mm. It had a hippy-ish looking shoulder strap that probably came from Berkeley (where I started out).

I took the camera. Spent time with it. We sorta hung out for a while. I don’t think there was even any film in the thing initially. I looked through the viewfinder, moved the focus, framed various scenes, heard the clunk of that hefty shutter and I was hooked.

Me and camera, somewhere in the Caribbean

Dad was also into computers. When I was 14, I went to computer camp, then Dad got the early Mac’s from his identical twin who worked at Apple. A while later, I taught myself HTML. All of this has served me well.

I went to Brooks Institute of Photography and worked as a pro for a while. I got a Masters in business from the Drucker School of Management. When I shifted into the business world, I set the camera(s) down. After a pretty long break from shooting, I’m happy to be taking pictures again.

Some photos and ramblings about experience design are here along with a handful of work samples. For more, check out my work profile via LinkedIn or read a piece I wrote for fun.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Wonderful images Larisa, nice to see you shooting. I too have joined the digital age, but will always prefer the smell of fixer late in the night.

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