Life celebrated in exhibit at Brick
March 15, 2007 - Growing up in Paris, Lana March was surrounded by the unique architecture that forms the City of Lights. That was one of the reasons she was inspired to become a photographer.
Her photos are now on display at the Brick Coffee House.
“I was attracted to the design and the lines. Being born in Paris, I was surrounded by it all my life,” March said.
Her father and sister, however, had a less-than-positive reaction to her interest in photography at the age of 9. “They made fun (of me) because they said that a camera was made to just take portraits, so I stopped,” March said.
She left Paris at age 25 and traveled the world before meeting her husband, Daniel, and moving to Yuba City. In 1999, she returned to France for the first time since leaving and rediscovered her interest in photography. After that, she began taking the subject seriously and became a professional.
No particular subject dominates most of her photography. “I love (taking pictures of) pretty much everything - everything that moves or doesn't move,” she said.
Since she is passionate about life, she mainly photographs objects of beauty, she said.
“I like to fly around (the Mid-Valley) and I like to (photograph) the Sutter Buttes from an airplane,” she said. “I like to go to Auburn and Sacramento and San Francisco to take pictures. I go wherever there's life.”
The theme of her exhibit at the Brick is “Beauty and Passion.”
“Life is taking place everywhere,” March said. “Monet used to say that he wanted to paint the air, and I like to decorate people's lives with everything they might not have seen.”
Beauty and Passion