Hi, I'm Lone. I’m an author, photographer & speaker. I call forth, capture and communicate the human experience – especially the female journey – in words, images and creative adventures.
I'm an adventurous soul, I live for the journey, the discoveries to be made, the stories waiting to unfold. My game is intimate liberation. My medium is storytelling – words, visuals, voice – applying the art of seeing and storytelling to shape, touch and transform us. Or... just let us look at things a little differently.
My work lives on the intersection of identity, culture and change – exploring and understanding who we are in our multitudes, what we belong to, what we hold sacred, how we change, and let ourselves love, what we love. I'm passionate about (female) autonomy and how to remain present, awake and free spirited in a fearful, fragmented world.
The mainstream, dogmatic, formulaic path doesn't sway me, nor do I swoon by our culture’s glossy lifestyle images of success. I’m more interested in what happens when we drop the popular storyline and begin to listen for the one beneath the surface. Honest. Real. Nothing to defend.
It's within our imagination, creativity and love, all those things that make us human, possibility dwells. I want to meet you there and hope to inspire you to set your own vital words, visions and ways free.
A bit about my background:
Over the past 30 years, I’ve been living and working in Europe, Asia and America and had the opportunity to engage with different types of projects, places and people - a path that’s given me a profound sense of personal freedom, a rich perspective on culture and change, and especially women's identity and possibility around the world.
I hold a Masters in Politics and Change from Aalborg University. I've worked with CARE Int'l in Nepal, been team manager at the Kaospilots in San Francisco, partner/producer at Ideagarden productions, and recently, as project coordinator and consultant, I've supported Secret Hotel, a performance theatre in Denmark, in going through a transition. Working in various projects and programs keep me current, inspired and in touch with other parts of reality.
I like to joke that I was a child in Denmark, came of age in Nepal and grew up in America. While University in Denmark gave me a formal structure to lead projects and understand theories of politics and change, my job as development associate with Care Nepal offered those theories a reality check. Here I helped local organizations develop methods to identify and lead their own development. Meanwhile, my own identity matured, as I was tested amid the wild landscape and sacred culture of the Himalayas, and my value for the inner life began to take shape. Work with the Kaospilots brought me to America, love kept me there, and for the past 16+ years, I’ve come to know myself as a working artist, exploring creative entrepreneurship, storytelling, womanhood, feminine spirituality, cultural and personal transformation through writing, photography and film in San Francisco.
In 2004 I founded Lolo's Boudoir - a photo studio for women’s self-discovery. Since, more than a 1000 women of all ages and stages of life have sought my lensview to unveil and express their innermost selves. My forthcoming book Embody chronicles our intimate encounters and the complex truths uncovered.
My essays have been published in Danish, American and Nepalese magazines, newspapers and anthologies. In 2012 I published my memoir Seeing Red: A Woman's Quest for Truth, Power and the Sacred about my soul-baring quest for liberation. It takes you to the holy Mt. Kailas in Tibet, through marriage in San Francisco, and into the arms of the fierce goddess Kali in Kathmandu.
A few other things about me: I've climbed mountains, rafted rivers, and dug my car out of a landslide. I'm old enough to have traveled the world before internet and smart phones, for which I'm eternally grateful. Once I got hitched by Elvis in Las Vegas. I dream of playing accordion. I am romantic and love surprises. Dance is my prayer. Paris my salvation. "The road" often feels most like home. Nature and deep encounters nourish me. I am devoted to the journey, wherever it takes me, and take heed from the muses. I have a thing with old-fashioned mobiles. My heart beats for a just, free and beautiful world.
What would you like to do?
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I look forward to exploring and creating together...