ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERS
LAURIE BREEDEN CALLIES
Based in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, Laurie Callies is the principal owner of Baby Face Productions.
Since 1996, Laurie’s area of specialty has been fine-art, black and white photography of children with an emphasis in hand-coloring. In an effort to maintain the integrity of her craft, she utilizes film – no digital photography – and implements the traditional style and techniques of hand-coloring photographs using oil paints.
Laurie has been featured on “The Hawaiian Moving Company” as well as other local television programs and profiled in HONOLULU Magazine. Her exhibits have included: The Canon Photo Gallery, Diamond Head Theatre, South Street Gallery and F22 Gallery.
Laurie is a commissioner for the City and County of Honoluluʻs Commission on Culture and the Arts. She served for nine years as a La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls trustee and three years as a member of Punahou Schoolʻs Entrepeneurs-in-Residence program (EIR) whose purpose is to explore entrepreneurial thinking linked to social issues, and to implement projects directed at serving our community.
Based in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Lisa Uesugi of utopia Photography is a traditional, black & white, film photographer who insists that her work be custom-printed by hand. She custom prints all of her clients’ photographic work and is well known and respected for artistic integrity. Lisa has clients through the State of Hawai‘i, the mainland and Asia.
Lisa started capturing images 20 years ago when she was still in high school. As a mother, Lisa began focusing her lens on the simple everyday moments of childhood…the very moments that every parent wants to hold onto forever. Lisa shoots with a photo-documentary approach, which lends a unique portraiture style to her work. She personally hand prints all her work.
Lisa has degrees in art (photography) and education. She was a Hawai’i public school teacher for over 10 years, with five years devoted to a middle school art program. She was also a member of Punahou’s EIR Program for three years.
Lisa is married and has three children.