Woman Behind the Lens

Hello!  I’m Lotus. Nerd, geek, otaku, lover of all things artistic and more.  I work from my office in Mobile, Alabama where the weather is rainy and hot three-quarters of the year and snow is a myth.  My love of photography can only be trumped by my love for traveling.  I'm a Baandari at heart.  I've spent most of my life traveling the majority of North America and seeking to go to more places for all the reasons.  

I am an available light photographer with an extensive background in photojournalism and fashion.  One may how ever say my style is a cross between film's deep contrast and the bright vivids of the digital age.   I love to capture every moment in the elegance and magic of how it happens.  When it happens.  As it happens.  Because life can be just as magical as the fairy tales we grew up on.  And maybe a few of us still escape to on the weekends. 

In my free time I love to spend time with my loving husband and darling daughter, cook, read and play video games when I don't find myself binge a new show on Netflix.  And travel. Have I mentioned I love to travel? Oh, and one cannot forget the fun times with my fur-babies.  I am the proud fur-momma of a companion wolf-dog, two rambunctious kitties and two fish.

I am previously a sale rep and photography teacher at Calagaz in Mobile. Where I was trained in Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm and Canon cameras and more gear accessories than you can shake a tripod at.

So now you know a little about me.  Let's get to know each other and see if we can’t make some magic together!

HOW ABOUT SOME RANDOM FACTS? 

  • I am a cosplayer of over a decade.

  • My daughter is my biggest muse. And the mascot of my business.

  • My husband is my greatest cheerleader and best friend.

  • Photophobia [yes, that's a legit thing] is why I wear welding shades for sunglasses.

  • Cards Against Humanity and Munchkin are my favorite card games.

  • Born in New Orleans. Raised in South Mobile. But calls New York City home of my heart.

  • I collect vintage cameras. Ask me about my collection. No, seriously, I have 30+ film and slide cameras.

  • My first camera was a 35mm Riho that had been my grandmothers from the 1950s.

  • I've been published as a writer, poet and even had my artwork hosted in various galleries before I found my heart in photography.

  • I'm a former plus-sized model, who can still own the runway.

  • Acting, wardrobe styling and designing are just a couple of my hobbies.

  • Dragon Age, the Assassins Creed series', Elder Scrolls and Burnout Paradise are my current gaming weaknesses.

  • Books. I'm a sucker for a good book. I mean… My Goodreads barely touches my actual home library and have read list.

  • My absolute favorite food is Chocolate Strawberry ice cream.

  • I love tea! And coffee! But I'll take tea over coffee any day. Unless it's most types of green, in which case I'll take the coffee.

  • I'm a wino. Don't leave a bottle of wine unsupervised around me when I'm editing.

  • I don't like to adult. I'd be a Toys R Us kid, but they closed. T_T