I am a newspaper photographer based in Barstow, Calif. - with more than
just a few awards under my belt for photography and writing.
During my annual vacations from the daily paper, I undertake intensely personal photo journeys - like this documentary of Adventures in Motion Pictures on tour in Los Angeles.
Last year I photographed a group of Operation Rainbow doctors doing
reparative surgery on children with cleft palates and lips in Mexico for a
web project produced by Fritz Nordengren of New Media for Non Profits, http://missions.
Nordengren also produced the multi-award winning internet site http://www.digital-
The internet has given me international exposure as a photographer that would have never been possible working only in the desert of Southern California!
In addition to the AMP project, I am working on a new group of images called The Red Shoes Series - digitally manipulated photographs of a pair of red pointe shoes in different locales. The shoes are brand new, traveling and dancing with me where ever I go - who knows what they will look like after a couple of years of being hung on barbed wire fences and placed in precarious situations.
I hope that the AMP images on Critical-Dance will give ballet and dance fans a unique view of Adventures in Motion Pictures during their Los Angeles visit.
- Photo Journalist -
All photos copyright 2001 Lara Hartley unless noted otherwise
All contributions as noted in each feature.