Moi

BOTTOM LINE: I LOVE MY JOB

About Moi

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http://www.forluliphotography.com/

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Forluli Photography’s mission is to work with women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are about to start treatment.

My job:
I love my job. I love what I do. It’s just that simple.

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My career:
I find people fascinating. I think that’s why I have made a career for myself photographing them. I love to celebrate the human form in all its story and glory. I am obsessed with the idea that photographs can stop time and create a portal in which someone can travel back to an important moment, an important emotion.

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My philosophy:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I want each one to count.

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My philosophy in a less esoteric way:
My photography is creative, flexible, comfortable, and affordable. My portrait work is guaranteed, and I always work hard for my client’s satisfaction.

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Weddings:
As a wedding photographer, I have the honor of witnessing a magnificent and intimate event. I am dedicated to the job. When the couple comes to pick up their proof book, I want them to see their wedding day story from beginning to end, having captured the moments and emotion that they might not have witnessed. Their own enduring story is one that they will always want to revere and remember. I love the idea of a photo telling a story for generations to come- this is how I try to approach every composition I create

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Portraiture:
I truly believe there is something interesting and attractive about any subject I have in front of my camera. Portrait sessions for business, personal, or modeling headshots, is teamwork between my subject and me.

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Boudoir:
I love boudoir work. Although clearly intimate, I try to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. My past clients would attest that these sessions are completely serene, comfortable, and fun. It is not so much about the woman and me as it is it is about the woman and how she feels about her body. Most often, women say these photos are for their partners, but I feel that these photos are also a gift to the women, themselves.

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Projects:
I have a long list of projects I am working on and projects I want to do. The most important project to me right now is my ForLuli work. ForLuli Photography’s mission is to work with people who have been diagnosed with cancer and are about to start treatment. Photo sessions are designed to fit a woman’s instinct; they can be taken in the studio, on location or in the home.
I hope you will check out www.forluliphotography.com .
I have been very fortunate to receive 3 grants:

1997 Punim
I created Punim in 1997. Punim is a project allowing residents in a nursing home to be seen not as elderly people in need of constant care, but as the vibrant individuals whose distinct personalities have become hidden by the rigors of age. More than faces in wheelchairs, Punim is a testament to the living pride of those in the home. Punim combines the stories of the residents and photographic portraits to produce a very unique and special presentation to preserve precious history.

Mosaic, 2002
Mosaic is a project I received a grant for in 2002. I photographed families at weekend retreat at Camp Tawonga designed to explore and celebrate the cultural richness inherent in a multiracial family. Each photo tells the unique story of a Jewish family that is also multiracial - through marriage, adoption or family blending.

Punim, 2003
I worked together with the Women’s Division at the East Bay Federation and the Reutlinger Community Center in Danville, CA to complete another Punim project.

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Other Stuff:
I am an award-winning photojournalist. I have been a professional photographer since 1994, beginning with an internship at the Alameda Times Star and Oakland Tribune. My experiences at various newspapers across the country have allowed me to photograph Hereford calves being born in a barn in Altoona, Iowa; the eerie ancient gravestones of Spanish moss-covered cemeteries in Savannah, Georgia; and Barry Bonds banging out number fifty-six at Candlestick Park in ‘01. These experiences have all informed me on how to document a story the action, emotion, esthetics and energy. I apply these skills as a storyteller to my work in portraiture, weddings and editorial.