Art and Artwork Services

Arklahoma Muse Photography and Design
Fine Art and travel photography from our travels and postings around the world.

After years of enjoying photography as a hobby, I was encouraged by a couple of CLOs to start selling prints at our embassy. Four years and hundreds of photos later, I have a large portfolio and scores of happy clients. I am currently on my way to Nassau and will be researching online sales and social media marketing as well as improving my portraiture skills. I currently have two websites – Arklahomamuse.com and a sales page on FineArtAmerica.com. Part of coming improvements will be to combine the two and make online purchases easier for my clients.
Please visit my sites and purchase those photos of the places you forgot you loved from your travels!!

http://www.arklahomamuse.com

Crystaline Randazzo Photography
I’m a freelance photographer, videographer, and story designer for nonprofits, bcorps, and social enterprises. You’re a nonprofit, B corp, or social enterprise that wants to utilize the power of visual storytelling for your organization.

Storytelling holds incredible power. But in order to use it well it’s important to understand that not every story is amazing. Not every story works well in photography, video, or for your specific audience. Many nonprofits and social enterprises have incredible missions, but your stories should show people what is special about yours and why they should care.

There is nothing I love more than to come in camera blazing to tell an incredible story for a great cause. Together we’ll identify stories that work for your audience, create stunning media, and motivate others to action.

I’m a professional photographer and filmmaker with more than a dozen years of experience working in documentary, nonprofit, and portrait photography. In 2010, I lived through an earthquake and it changed the way I looked at media, development, and disaster response. I primarily work with nonprofits and organizations to find and share their stories through media. My work frequently focuses on women’s empowerment, agriculture, and education. My goal is vibrant, ethical, emotional imagery that resonates with any audience. I love creating stories that deserve to be told and living a life of adventure with my husband and our furry Zambian cat. I am currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

You can also follow me at NGOStorytelling.com, a site created to inspire and inform humanitarian storytellers around the world.

MY STORY

After the earthquake, I put my camera down and I didn’t know if I’d pick it up again. I had spent years and many thousands of dollars becoming a photographer and none of it mattered to me. I had recently married to an American diplomat and was living with him in Haiti when the earthquake struck. I passed the days after assisting in the disaster relief in whatever way I could: cleaning toilets at the embassy, tracking down diapers and baby formula, cooking for more than twenty exhausted embassy employees who paused at my home for a quick bite and some shut eye before heading back to work. I put all my energy into helping Americans leave Haiti and tried not to think about the devastation I’d seen outside of the embassy walls.

I remember getting an email that said, “The photos you will take from this experience will make your career.” The photos I eventually made in Haiti did not “make” my career, but they started me down a path that changed the way I saw photography and development. I didn’t know it then but my choices in the weeks after the earthquake gave me some important clues about the work I should be doing. I learned that I was not capable of picking up my camera when life and death was on the line. I learned I was more humanitarian than photojournalist.

After the earthquake, I eventually returned to my camera. I took my first workshop on photographing for nonprofits. I flew from Port-au-Prince to Uganda. I was recovering from an earthquake. Uganda was recovering from war. This trip was the best therapy I could’ve done for myself. It allowed me to through myself into photography in a way that felt useful. I worked with organizations that were helping people by providing food, education, and empowering women to create change in their lives. My photos were helping contribute to the greater good and I felt something that I hadn’t felt in many months: hope.

Since then, I’ve documented agricultural projects in Haiti, women’s cooperatives in Rwanda, and adoptions in Congo. I specialize in helping nonprofits find and create stories around their work. I believe that individual stories are the most powerful way to motivate others to get involved with a causes. I like to think that I’ve remained true to my humanitarian roots. Every day I learn to strike the balance between telling stories and giving people the dignity that they deserve.

See more of my work:
www.crystalinerandazzo.com
www.ngostorytelling.com

http://www.crystalinerandazzo.com
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