Lori Harrell earned her Digital Photography certificate from Columbus State University, Continuing Education Program in 2010 and immediately caught the attention of judges, jurors, and exhibit directors. Her photographs have been showcased in many juried exhibitions throughout the state of Georgia, and several magazines. She is an active member of Photopia of Columbus, GA, and the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange serving as VAAL’s vice president for the 2021 term. Also, she is the production photographer for New Horizon Community Theatre in West Point, GA,
In his books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll wrote: “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” In Lori's own way, she uses those concepts to guide her photography to magically change the reality of a photograph into a different, often unusual image that stimulates the viewers imagination. This transformation from reality to fantasy is what makes her photographs unique.