LaRoach (aka: Louise A. Roach)
My artist name is simply “LaRoach” – a synthesis of Louise A. Roach.
I am a digital photographic artist working in Santa Fe, New Mexico. During the 90’s I created one-of-a-kind gallery pieces using photographic mix media. By 2000 I fell in love with Photoshop and the digital medium. I soon decided my calling was pixels and bytes rather than film. For the past 19 years all of my imagery has been produced in computer using a range of manipulation techniques and software.
My personal style, likes and tastes are eclectic and varied. And yes – my art reflects this diversity of interests. I enjoy exploring: designs and patterns, conceptual collage and retro graphics. (See – I told you I was eclectic!) BTW – I also produce commercial stock photography.
As for my lifestyle, I am working at being a minimalist, love travel, and most days you’ll find me hiking while listening to podcasts. In my spare time, I’m an amateur genealogist and run a family genealogy website (www.genettifamily.com).
To see my work online, visit My Collections.
My imagery can also be licensed for book cover illustration, CD artwork, or website graphics.
1975-1992 Art education – SUNY at Fredonia, Various workshops by Professional Photographers of America, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – Joyce Tenneson
1978-1980 Paste-up artist for print house
1980-1990 Studio photographer (portraits, weddings), studio marketing, lecturer Professional Photographers of America (Creative Photography)
1990-2000 Gallery artist – various galleries in New York and New Mexico (mixed media, digital photography)
1992-1996 Educator – The Darkroom of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe Community College (art marketing, photographing the nude, Polaroid transfers)
2001-2010 Marketing specialist for CleanAIR Systems, Inc. (industrial photography, website design, copy writing, in-house and product publications, public relations)
2008-present Stock photographer:
LaRoach Stock Photos at Dreamstime