Lora Moore-Kakaletris has become an award winning fine art photographer and highly sought portrait photographer while also developing an impressive commercial photography portfolio that includes a diverse collection of work for corporations, professionals, musicians and artists.
Lora’s life experiences have brought her to a place where she finds herself driven to create art about who she is, what moves her and what she feels. Her beautiful and dramatic works are filled with personal energy and emotion.
After the traumatic loss of her mother at the young age of twelve Lora suppressed most of her thoughts and feelings until she picked up a camera in her late thirties. Often building sets by hand to create intimate, emotive and evocative self portraits, or plunging below the water’s surface, she creates images that reflect ideas and emotions that viewers are drawn to regardless of their personal journeys. Her images have an intentional painterly quality that gives her work a distinctive yet unique look, often blurring the lines between painting and photograph.
After spending ten years as an Occupational Therapist, Lora returned to school to study commercial photography. Photography has become her creative outlet. Her passion. Lora puts her heart and soul into each and every photographic project. Her art shares the story of her ambition and success, but more importantly her failures along the way; her inadequacies, screw ups, insecurities and secrets. Lora’s creative work has been featured in solo and joint exhibits nationwide, magazines and online publications. Recently her work was awarded for Best Overall Submission at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, and was chosen as a finalist in the Critical Mass Awards 2015.
In May of 2019 Artworld Fine Art (now Donna Child Fine Art) featured an exhibition of Lora’s work titled “My Secret Roller Coaster as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. A portion of all exhibition sales went to support the work of the Distress Centres of Greater Toronto.
My Secret Roller Coaster – Artworld Fine Art – 2019
Human Landscapes – Artworld Fine Art – 2017
Dark Water Series – Montgomery’s Inn: Etobicoke Museum – 2016
Water Series – Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa – 2016
Abandoned Home – Kit and Ace, Oakville – 2015
Black and White Collection – Propeller Gallery – 2015
CPS Inkworks Juried Photography Exhibit – Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, Oakville – 2013