Obligatory about info

Lorissa (also referred to as Lor or Lols, or by her derby name: Give ’em Hell Vetica) is a South African currently living in Charlotte, NC. She is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of a small web design studio, Being Wicked, that specialises in the publishing industry, and a photographer. She spends her days in front of a computer or behind a camera – not a bad way to pass the hours. She’s an agnostic, bookworm, rugby-loving, coffee-addicted roller girl. She tends to worry too much, stress too much and laugh a lot. (She generally hates speaking in 3rd person but apparently falls into this habit when writing bios like this).

Her greatest passion is photography and she never leaves home without a camera. She fell in love with photography at a young age but was always rather nervous handling the family camera due to her knack for dropping things. It wasn’t until 2000, when she got her hands on her own little camera (her Canon Powershot s30), that she began to truly explore her love for photography. She now owns a variety of cameras from a snazzy Canon 7D to her somewhat broken Holga (she dropped it – surprise surprise).


My photography has been featured in various publications including:

  • 28mm
  • Digital Camera Shopper – Issue 12
  • Flak Photo
  • Kudos Magazine
  • Small Spiral Notebook
  • The Crest Magazine
  • The Hip Traveller
  • U&I Magazine
  • Unbound Press


  • 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008: SA Blog awards: runner-up for Best Photography
  • October 2005: interview in Photography Monthly
  • 2003: Photobloggies finalist
  • 2003: Guardian Unlimited – Best of British Blogging (apparentlynothing.com commended)

Copyright Info

All images, content and design is © copyright lorissa shepstone, unless otherwise specified. Please ask before using any of my images anywhere. I’m generally pretty open to it, and I don’t bite, so don’t be shy. If you would like to commission work, or purchase a print, contact me.

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    Jan 4, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Hello Lorissa,

    Would it be possible to use your B&W image of Paris within a documentary I’m currently working on. It’s to commemorate the 25 anniversary of a video games company and their most popular game is based in Paris. The first screen within the game happens to have a gargoyle on top of Notre Dame.




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