Lainie Vreeland’s interest in photography began as a young girl, and has continued throughout her life.
A multi-award winning artist, Lainie has received awards for her artistic work using various mediums, including her Hand-Modified Photo Artistry, photography and drawing. A published garden writer and photographer in various magazines and newspapers (previously Lainie Thompson), Lainie’s skill working with 35 mm cameras served her well in her articles and columns. In 1999, Lainie was honored with a Quill and Trowel Award for her photography from the Garden Writer’s Association.
The year 2000 marked an artistic turning point in Lainie’s photography repertoire with the addition of her “Photo Art” experience, extending her the opportunity to blend her photography and drawing background in the creation of each “dream-like” image. Lainie has received various first place awards for her Photo Artistry from Nevada Magazine’s, Great Nevada Picture Hunt.
“It’s been my desire and delight to artistically preserve the many and various aspects of life in our lovely Lake Tahoe region.”
Taking photos using a vintage instant film camera, Lainie immediately accented and enhanced her “vision” of each photographed scene on-site without computers or added colors, but instead using small wooden tools, hand modifying portions of the 3” x 3 1/8” original photo image during its developing stage. Each resulting artistic creation differs in Lainie’s use of technique and the focal areas she chooses to concentrate on, giving each image a unique, thought provoking quality.
Lainie has been featured with her Photo Artistry in a variety of magazines. She has been living in the North Lake Tahoe community of Incline Village, Nevada since 1979.