If we’ve ever met, then you know the title of this post is borrowed from my utmost favorite song, “Hello It’s Me,” by Todd Rundgren. OK, OK… So, I’m a broken record. (See what I did there?) But, could I really pass up the most obvious choice to use it as a title for my first blog post? Nah. No. Not a chance.

Hi, I’m Lauren Lyons, and I created this eponymous blog as a vehicle for creative expression. I’m a photographer and I came into photography through the front door of the music business (more on that later). Through that celebrated industry, I’ve met some of my best friends, some of my greatest muses, and eventually, even my husband (more on him later). But, the music business has changed, and while I’m not ready to bid it adieu just yet, I’ve been searching for a new platform from which to create.

What do I hope to bring to this blog and offer to you as the reader? Guess what? I have no idea! What a thing to say, that I don’t know, but– isn’t that just the most exciting thing? To feel a strong pull towards something, knowing you have to do it, and yet have no idea where it might lead or even how you’re going to pull it off? I think that’s the professional secret of being an artist, any artist, that they just don’t tell you: A lot of the time, you won’t have any idea what you’re doing. You’ll just do it; you’re guided by instinct.

Here’s what I do know: whenever I put my camera down (even for a moment), I feel sorta hungry. Not bacon and eggs hungry, but creative hungry. Passion is a basic need for survival, don’t you think?

So, here I am. And here you are. And although I don’t know exactly what this will look like, I’m excited for the ride. So now that I’ve written it, the dreaded “introduction,” I hope you’ll stick around. Eventually you’ll figure out just who I am.

Hello, it’s me.

In this photo: Hasselblad 501 CM w/ 80mm f/2.8 Carl Zeiss lens; Top photo: Nikon Df w/ 50mm f/1.4 lens; Both images shot with a Nikon D5

*All photography published in this blog by Lauren Lyons, unless otherwise noted.

**Fun Fact: “Hello It’s Me” is also John Legend‘s favorite song and of course he did his own version.