About Lisa Pepin
The Short Version:
Lisa is a shooter, editor, designer, and otherwise wearer of many hats at Back Home Productions in Raleigh, N.C. Through her job, she's been all over the Netherlands, Paris, and Tokyo, as well as across every US time zone.
Lisa is also a founder of The Faircloth Review, an international web-based journal of arts and letters.
Lisa graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill after studying photojournalism, U.S. History, and Arabic. After graduating, she spent a summer in the UK learning about organic farming.
When she doesn't have a camera in her hand, she likes to play guitar and mandolin, bike, do yoga, run, cook, cheer on Tar Heel basketball, backpack, read and explore!
The Long Version:
Lisa grew up in Raleigh, N.C., and graduated in 2007 from the home of the unicorns, the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, N.C. In high school, she played varsity volleyball and lacrosse, traveled to New Orleans to help clean up from Katrina and completed a service project with Habitat for Humanity. At NCSSM, she became interested in photography through a black-and-white film class.
Lisa studied photojournalism, American history and Arabic at UNC-Chapel Hill., where she was a photographer and assistant photo editor for the Daily Tar Heel and participated in Carolina Photojournalism Workshop 2010: Little Switzerland. She also participated in the alumni-funded Southeast Asia Summer study abroad trip to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand in 2008 and walked on (and off) the women’s crew team her freshman year. She has interned at The Herald-Sun in Durham, N.C. and created a photoblog for The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, N.C. After graduating, Lisa went to the United Kingdom to spend the summer traveling and learning about organic farming and European culture through the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms program.
Back in the states, Lisa spent a fretful few weeks looking for a job before landing at Back Home Productions, where she primarily shoots and edits video, but, as in all small companies, also wears many other hats. Her job lets her travel the world while flexing her creative muscles, and she enjoys the fast pace.
When Lisa is not shooting, she enjoys biking, backpacking, running, doing yoga, playing volleyball, cheering on the Tar Heel basketball team, playing 12-string guitar and mandolin, telling bad jokes, watching too many cop dramas and exploring. She has been a happy vegetarian ever since a bad experience in 7th grade science class. She has also done music transcription for the book Bluegrass is My Second Language and played guitar and sung on the album The Blessing of the Strings. Her favorite places in the world are her family’s old cottage in the region of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, and downtown Durham.
How this site was built
The home page image slider is the HOT Image Slider, available from Hot Joomla.
The contact form is dfcontact, available here.
The Twitter module is Flexi Tweet, available from Techicore.
The image slideshow plugin is Sigplus Image Gallery, available from Levente Hunyadi.
My Vimeo videos are embedded through Easy Embed Video, available from Union D.
Special thanks to the following people for letting me into their lives: Jeff Polish, Jack Dellinger, Jason Hawkins, Katie Newsome, Meghan Taylor, Mimi Schiffman, Sarah Williams, Shahar Gur, The Daughtrys, Renee Zimmerman, Triangle Veterinary Emergency Clinic, Resnik Thermal Lab, and all of the former big box stores I visited for Out of the Box.