Aundre Larrow

Introducing Adobe Creative Resident Aundre Larrow

It's day three of featuring the six lucky Adobe Creative Residents of 2017 on the blog and today we're pumped to showcase the moving work of photographer Aundre Larrow. In his own words, Aundre is a Brooklyn-based creative focused on community building, photography and strategy with some other stuff sprinkled in. For the Adobe Creative Residency program, Aundre will spend his year working on a series of projects that explore the diverse range of people across the United States and their daily lives, challenges and perspectives. His main project is a snapshot of America through the eyes of its residents, and his challenge will be to learn how to create impactful visual imagery to fully tell the story of the people and places he visits. Aundre will be capturing photographs, making video content for the first time, and sharing his process  as he learns how to work in this new medium. His goal for the Residency is to make longer-form storytelling about unheard and less represented voices his primary work. Enjoy some of our favorite snapshots from Aundre's work for the Residency below and view more of Aundre's beautiful work at this special site.  MORE ABOUT AUNDRE LARROW AND HIS ADOBE CREATIVE RESIDENCY PROJECT Thanks to the Adobe Creative Residency, I've had the pleasure to travel across this nation and learn about the micro-stories that build into what makes a person and validates our experience. My goal at the conclusion of this project is to have a library of immersive portraits that challenge the cycle of giving exclusive visibility (seeing and listening) to those we've already deemed worthy.

The Thrive Portrait Project by Karen Wolrond

The Thrive Portrait Photography Project by Karen Wolrond

I stumbled upon this latest post topic by accident while researching my absolute favorite artist, illustrator and author, Lisa Congdon. I was initially going to post about Lisa (and I'll get to that) but as I was cruising along on her site I was so moved by her post about her participation in good friend Karen Wolrond's portrait project "The Thrive Portrait Photography Project" that I just had to share.  In October 2014, Karen decided to take a month-long sabbatical from writing her blog.  At the time, she was 47 years old, and more than any other time in her life,  she felt she was entering a great new stage, she was in a word, thriving. During this time, she began searching for blogs and other personal writings authored by people who were similarly situated, and feeling the same way she was feeling. Sadly, she came up empty-handed. This fueled her idea to embark on a new photography project that portrays women over the age of 40 who are thriving in their particular fields more than ever.  In the process of photographing them with her Hasselblad film camera  she asked her subjects to describe for her what it means to them to thrive.  The resulting responses were so poignant that it spawned the publishing of her inspiring book Make Light which you can purchase on amazon here. Peek the gallery below for the beautiful women that inspired the project.  lisa, 47, See more of Lisa's work at danielle, 42,  CEO and founder of Sway Group. nicole, 44, See more of Nicole's work at kelly, 44, see more of Kelly's work at Mocha Momma kristin, see more of Kristin's work at thisis50 laurie, 45, See more of Laurie's work at Step Away From The Screen and Make Something. ABOUT KAREN WOLROND Karen is the former Chief Counsel of Landmark Graphics Corporation, one of the largest software companies in the oil and gas  industry, as well as the former Chief of Staff of Halliburton Energy Services.  Karen is also a Daring Way™ Certified Facilitator, having been trained in Brené Brown's work on vulnerability, courage, shame-resilience and worthiness, including the teachings of Daring Greatly and Rising Strong.   In addition, as a self-taught photographer (and journaling evangelist), Karen uses creativity and self-expression to help clients from all walks of life discover their own their gifts and superpowers, develop their leadership skills, and learn how to use them in a way that allows them to thrive.