Lorena Carringtonis creating Photographic Illustrations
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Who Am I?
Good question! (And not the first existential question I asked while setting up this page!) I am a photographic illustrator of books. Most of my work revolves around fairy tales, though I have also illustrated adult short stories and created cover designs.
Why Am I Here?
Why Patreon? As much fun it is to imagine that the book industry involves lots of champagne lunches and fat royalty cheques, very few of us manage to make anything close to a living wage from our illustrating/writing. I work full time on my illustration work and art creation, and your contribution will mean that I can keep doing so.
But more than that, I wanted a space where I can share my work as I go, and engage with people interested in illustration, fairy tales and art. Patreon feels like a wonderful crossover between blogging and social media. A safe, comfy place to build a community of like-minded people.
What Have I Done?
My books include Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women, The Buried Moon and Other Tales of Bright Young Women, Wiser Than Evening, and Sightings. I have created books and other projects with Australian and International authors, including Kate Forsyth, Jennifer Lehmann, Rebecca-Anne Do Rozario. I am published in Australia with Serenity Press; and internationally with Kane Miller (US) and Wydawnictwo Tadam (Poland). Vasilisa the Wise received a silver medal in the Readers’ Favourite Book Awards.
What Am I Doing?
I am working on several books this year: Book three with Kate Forsyth, an exciting collection of Irish tales with Jane Talbot, and another secret project for Christmas this year. I have several other books lined up for next year and into the future.You can view more of my work at www.lorenacarrington.com