Lori Vrba

Southern Comfort


I was raised in a small, back-woods Southeast Texas town. I did not grow up with an exposure to art. I did not have an uncle with a darkroom. I did not hold a camera until I was a grown woman. I am a self-taught artist committed to film and traditional wet darkroom printing. I work intuitively in every creative element of my medium with an acute awareness of what and who has come before me. My life experiences have brought me to this place where I find myself overwhelmed with the drive to make photographs about who I am…what moves me, what I feel inside, what I believe to be sacred and enduring. I make pictures to challenge, calm, excite and satisfy my mind and heart. I share my work in hopes of leaving some permanent, telling mark on the world…that I Was Here.