Framing the details of life through the lens has become Lou’s passion. She is an educator, book artist and travelling photographer, based in Brisbane.
With a preference for purposeful travel, Lou has volunteered as a photographer in South Africa; Northern Thailand, Argentina and most recently in Rajesthan in India. Telling the stories of people and organisations within the non-profit sector, where images can create meaningful change for good, helps her merge her love of humanitarian storytelling and seeing the world.
While carefully made images are important to her, she has fun with her photography too and loves personal photo projects involving photo books and travel journals. Her photographic adventures have taken her from India to Iran, Uzbekistan to Iceland, Canada to Cuba, Patagonia to Peru, Singapore to Spain and many places in between.
1. What makes you passionate about helping SEED (www.seed.org.za)?
I like the idea of purposeful travel and photography. I value the role of education and learning, having spent my working life involved in this industry in Australia and overseas. Spending time with the Seed organisation will allow me to learn more about who they are, what they do and what impact their work has on the communities with which they engage.
2. How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
That's the first question I will ask them. I hope my photography can help SEED explain and promote their work, tell their stories in an ethical and authentic way and garner more support for their work in tangible ways that count.
3. What message would you like to send to your supporters?
Telling visual stories about good things people in non profit organisations are doing to educate and inspire youth from disadvantaged backgrounds is a worthwhile investment.