I was thirteen years old and given my first SLR camera, a Pentax K1000, and my world hasn’t been the same ever since. Photography is simply part of who I am; we are connected. I feel very fortunate that I can share the world as I see it through a lens. Plus, how many people get to make a career out of their childhood passion? My commercial work can be found at: www.lavinephotography.com
It’s hard for me to fathom that I’ve been teaching photography and digital imaging for roughly two decades. I’ve worked with some amazing and dedicated people in my roles as Assistant Director, Curriculum Coordinator, Guest Lecturer and Instructor at a variety of amazing institutions. Whether it’s teaching a class at a university, a workshop, or an impromptu gathering over java, I love talking about photography.
I believe that I went into it kicking and screaming, but writing (about photography) has truly become a passion. Writing is an extension of me being a photographer and educator; it’s a way to reach a wider audience. What began as writing a few excerpts for other’s books, and online classes have morphed into multiple books and even a video series. Additional information is located on the “About” and “ Blog” pages.