Then and Now is a multimedia time lapse project that looks at how we age. The images show physical deterioration and the inevitable promise of mortality. However, what ultimately shines through is each person’s unchanging spirit of life.
Lori grew up in the shadow of Mickey Mouse’s ears in Anaheim, California. She shared a love of music performance and photography from a very young age with her father, who encouraged and inspired her in both areas.
“My photographs attempt to codify my dreams. They integrate and blur the lines between waking and dreaming, life and death."
Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like?
I grew up in Anaheim, California, within walking distance of Disneyland. I can't say I liked living there. Everywhere around me were tract homes, all built in the 40s and 50s, all a variation of 2 or 3 different models. It was disorienting to me to go to my next door neighbor's house whose floor plan was the same as mine, only flipped horizontally. I didn't like living in a grid of sameness. Everyone looked like me, too. Blonde hair, blue or brown eyes; white. I knew I had to get out of there. I needed to experience randomness, otherness.
Garry Winogrand, because he was compelled to shoot; Jerry Uelsmann because he creates whole new worlds with his post-visualization techniques; Dutch Masters from the 17th century for their ability to capture the nature of light as it falls on different surfaces; Beethoven, just because.
"Moonlight reflected in a dew drop, shaken from a crane's bill."
13th century Japanese Zen Buddhist
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