LANOLA KATHLEEN STONE is a New York City-based professional photographer, artist, author, and educator. Her commercial clients seek her out to photograph interiors, portraits, and lifestyle, although she is mostly know for her aptitude with children and childhood imagery. In 2012, Focal Press published her first book, Photographing Childhood: the image & the memory (Focal Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2012).
LaNola is also a 2nd Class Petty Officer / Public Affairs Specialist (photojournalist / media liaison) for the United States Coast Guard Reserve, aunt to 25 and godparent to five.
Visit www.LANOLA.com or Behance to view more of her work.
American Society of Media Photographers, ASMP
Society of Photographic Educators, SPE
Behance Network | www.behance.net/lanola/frame
LANOLA STONE was born in Santa Barbara, CA and grew up between Hope Ranch Beach and the Rocky Mountains of Utah. This contrast of surroundings, in both physical landscape and culture, gave root to her curiosity about people and the world around her.
Because LaNola was the sixth of seven very individually unique children, she was able to observe, up close, a range of personalities and the various directions that life could take. Her perspective expanded further when, at fourteen, she became an aunt for the first time. Coincidently, fourteen was also the age LaNola began photographing and, although still a child herself, she was fascinated by new life and the adventures and stories young childhood contained. Photographing childhood tapped into a part of her own life that was otherwise fading as she transitioned into adulthood. Since then, she's been able to maintain a foothold of insight into childhood because of her ability to listen and collaborate when interacting with children (whether a model on various professional projects, or her many nieces and nephews). While she photographs a wide variety of people and subjects, including travel/lifestyle, interior architecture, and still life, childhood will always provide a magical draw for her lens.
LaNola is a graduate of The School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City, an institution renowned for its diversity in style and talent. While there she was awarded the Office of Alumni Affairs Scholarship and a Thesis & Innovation Award. Additionally, she was acknowledged in the PDNedu Photo Annual, and appeared in CMYK Magazine's "Top Creatives" issue and twice in their "Aspiring Creatives" issue.
LaNola has been living and working as a photographer in New York City since 1999. There she's shot for magazines, catalogues, and high-end consumer portraits. In 2007 she served as Creative Director during the development and launch of Organize Magazine. In 2009 work from her photography series "Memories Abandoned" was exhibited at Aqua Art as part of Art Miami. And since 2010 she's been an adjunct photography instructor for various colleges and teaches courses in the History of Photography, The View camera in the Digital Age, and a survey class--Business Practices the Professional Photographer.
Most recently LaNola has published the well received book, Photographing Childhood: the image & the memory (Focal Press, an imprint of Elsevier, 2012). Through it she researched and collaborated with some of the worlds best photographers of childhood throughout the world including; Sebastio Salgado (Brazil), Emmet Gowin (USA), Joyce Tenneson (USA), Melissa Anne Pinney (USA), Robin Schwartz (USA), Takashi Homma (Japan), Rania Matar (Lebanon), Achim Lippoth (Germany), Anders Hald (Denmark), and Cuny Janssen (The Netherlands). With "Photographing Childhood," her hope is to share a bit of what she has learned throughout the two decades--and counting--of her photography career.
LaNola is now an aunt to 25 nieces and nephews and is a godparent to five. As evidenced by her images, her love for, understanding of, and connection with children has only grown over time.
Please visit www.LANOLA.com to view more of her work and keep up with her latest musings about being an artist, photographer, author, and educator.
FB: Photographing Childhood: the image and the memory